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Penn CFAR Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program: March 7

February 1, 2011, Volume 57, No. 20

Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) seeks applications to the pilot program offered through its Developmental Core. Proposals regarding any aspect of HIV/AIDS clinical care, epidemiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, vaccine development or prevention are considered relevant to the goals of the Developmental Core.  

The CFAR is especially interested in proposals that bridge programmatic areas and, in particular, those that bridge clinical investigators with basic or behavioral scientists. Proposals are encouraged that address:

HIV co-infection with HCV, HPV, and TB

HIV and Aging

HIV and Women’s Health

Strategies targeting HIV Eradication, HIV Reservoirs and Residual Inflammation

Award: We offer awards up to $40,000 for each grant. Grants are for a one-year period and are not renewable. It is expected that funds will be available in August 2011.

Eligibility: Faculty members (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Assistant Research Professor, Associate Research Professor, Research Professor) holding appointments at the CFAR institutions, who meet one of the following requirements, are invited to apply:

• New investigators who never have held extramural support from the NIH

• Investigators who have not previously worked in HIV/AIDS

• Investigators who have worked in HIV/AIDS who wish to study an area that represents a significant departure from their currently funded work

Note: Non-faculty trainees and instructors are eligible to be included as co-investigators.

Director of the Developmental Core: Pablo Tebas, Pablo.Tebas@uphs.upenn.edu

Application: Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2011

Information: Cover page/instructions, at www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/WordDocs/Pilotcover-instrucsFY2012.doc
Review:  Internal and external reviewers will consider the scientific merit of the research project. Each application also is given a programmatic score and the final score is a combination of both.

International Applications: All applications that include an international component should be discussed with Dr. Tebas, Pablo.Tebas@uphs.upenn.edu, prior to preparation of the application. 

Applications based in Botswana must be reviewed and approved by Dr. Harvey Friedman, hfriedma@mail.med.upenn.edu before submission to determine feasibility and related expenses. 


Related: Pilot Grants in HIV/AIDS-Related Malignancy Research Request for Applications: March 1

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