National Institutes of Health: Interaction of HIV and Neurodevelopment of Children in Resource-Limited Settings

Deadline: 21 April 2017

The National Institutes of Health is seeking applications for its program entitled ” Interaction of HIV and Neurodevelopment of Children in Resource-Limited Settings: Improving Assessments” to focus on the development and/or improvement of tools and/or materials for the neurodevelopmental assessment of cognitive functioning of children, and their implementation in resource-limited settings with high rates of HIV.

The importance of non-invasive assessment of child cognitive development using neuropsychological approaches is necessary for the monitoring of normally-developing achievement, as well as emerging and continuing cognitive deficits related to HIV as well as its treatment.

Areas of Interest

  • Development of novel, simple, non-invasive or minimally invasive screening tools/measures of assessment of cognitive functioning in children, exposed to and/or infected with HIV
  • Innovative and novel methods of monitoring neurocognitive functioning that require minimal staff training, to be evaluated among children exposed to and/or infected with HIV
  • Validation of existing assessment measures/strategies, including cultural relevance, in RLS with high rates of HIV for children
  • Implementation studies of neurodevelopmental assessment materials in RLS, utilizing the available clinical infrastructure, among populations of interest; utilization of existing cohorts of children with HIV for investigation and/or analyses of neurodevelopment

Funding Information

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Higher Education Institutions
    • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
    • Private Institutions of Higher Education
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
    • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
    • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
  • For-Profit Organizations
    • Small Businesses
    • For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)
  • Governments
    • State Governments
    • County Governments
    • City or Township Governments
    • Special District Governments
    • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
    • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
    • Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
    • U.S. Territory or Possession
  • Other
    • Independent School Districts
    • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
    • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
    • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
    • Regional Organizations
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)
  • Foreign Institutions
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
    • Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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