FY20 Administrative Supplements

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The purpose of this supplement opportunity is to support innovative research projects, inter-CFAR meetings, and shared instrumentation that address key gaps in HIV/AIDS and will advance the field.  This opportunity should build research capacity and be consistent with the NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities. Please keep in mind that for this supplemental opportunity the PI/Project directors are restricted to early career investigators who have never received an R-series, R01 equivalent or U-series research grant. Established investigators in non-HIV fields who have never received an R01 in HIV/AIDS are also eligible.  Established investigators are eligible to apply for equipment and interCFAR supplements (#6, #7).


This funding opportunity requests proposals within 7 research topics: 

  1. Methodology and Data Science of HIV
  2. Increasing the integration of Substance Abuse Services and HIV Prevention and Care
  3. Impact of Food Insecurity on HIV Prevention and HIV Care
  4. Human Mobility and HIV
  5. Overcoming Barriers to HIV Reservoir Clearance
  6. Equipment for CFAR Core(s) – 1 per CFAR
  7. Inter-CFAR Meeting – 1 per interCFAR working group


The Providence/Boston CFAR is eligible to submit 4 proposals in total so we will be initiating the Concept Proposal mechanism to determine the best proposals to move forward.  Concept proposals are due on April 6th (revised 3/24/20) and must include the following:

  • Topic/proposed title
  • Research area to be addressed in proposal (categories 1-7)
  • Brief description of the proposal (abstract) including how the supplement will address a scientific gap and/or development of new strategies and degree of innovation in project selection and experimental design
  • Proposed collaborators and collaborating institutions
  • Description of how the proposal is consistent with the NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities
  • Description of how CFAR Core resources to be used to accomplish the aims of the study

In addition to the concept sheet, the PI/Project leader’s biosketch and other support documentation must be forwarded so we can determine eligibility.



  • April 6th  – concept proposals due to [email protected] by 5:00pm EST (revised 3/24/20)
  • April 10th – notification of accepted concept sheets (only approved concept proposals will be permitted to submit full applications for funding)
  • May 20th – full proposal due to [email protected] by 5:00pm EST (revised 3/24/20)
  • May 28th – proposals due to NIH (revised 3/24/20)