CFAR Developmental Funding
The goal of the Developmental Core is to further the research priorities of the CFAR by soliciting and funding developmental projects, providing strong mentorship to junior faculty and those new to the HIV/AIDS research field, strengthening the capacity for HIV/AIDS research in developing countries, and sponsoring training and educational programs to enhance the involvement of young scientists both domestically and internationally. Applications are accepted for Developmental Awards, and International Developmental Awards. For both funding mechanisms, a Letter of Intent must be submitted and approved prior to submitting a full proposal.
The CFAR offers a small research grant program where funds are awarded to faculty members who have submitted NIH proposals and received scores in a range that is not yet fundable (30 and below). These microgrants are intended to provide a small amount of funds ($2,500 - $5,000) to help obtain additional data that will strengthen a resubmission application. (more)
NIH Administrative Supplements: As funds become available through the NIH, CFAR offers opportunities for faculty to submit administrative supplements to the primary CFAR grant. All Brown University and Boston University faculty members are eligible to apply as project directors. Once a request for NIH Administrative Supplements is announced (usually early spring), a notice is sent to the CFAR member listserv. Topics generally fit within the published NIH HIV/AIDS Priorities. FY20 Administrative Supplement Opportunity - Concept proposals due to ProvBosCFAR ([email protected]) by April 1, 2020.
NIH Diversity Supplements: NIH offers Diversity supplements for those investigators who have eligible “parent grants”. The goals of the Diversity Supplements are to improve diversity of the research workforce by supporting undergraduate and PhD students, post-docs, and investigators from groups underrepresented in health-related research. Supplements must support work within the scope of the original project, but not overlap. Diversity supplemental applications also tend to have a high rate of success and are on a short review cycle. Detailed funding information can be found at PA-18-586: NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. A list of NIH funding mechanisms that allow for Diversity Supplements can be found here.
I am an INVESTIGATOR with current NIH funding. Should I consider adding a diversity supplement to my ongoing studies?
I am a DIVERSITY SUPPLEMENT CANDIDATE. Should I apply for a diversity supplement?