National Institutes of Health: Halting TB Transmission in HIV-Endemic and Other High-Transmission Settings

Deadline: 5 December 2018

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its ‘Halting TB Transmission in HIV-Endemic and Other High-Transmission Settings’ grant programme to provide an improved understanding of where, when, and how TB transmission occurs; the transmissibility of Mtb strains (especially drug resistant); and the complex effects of HIV and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) on transmission.

Objectives

The objectives of this Funding Opportunity Announcement are to promote research to:

  • Understand the critical drivers of TB transmission at the individual and population levels in high-burden settings, particularly where high incidence of HIV co-infection contributes to TB rates. (This may include the aerobiology of infectious particles and environmental- and population-based factors.)
  • Develop potential interventions to prevent TB transmission in HIV-endemic and other high-transmission settings and to measure the rate of transmission underpinned by an increased understanding of the biomedical basis of transmission and related risk factors.

Funding Information

  • NIAID intends to commit $5.8 million in FY 2019 to fund 4-6 awards.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Organizations
    • Higher Education Institutions
      • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
      • Private Institutions of Higher Education
    • The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
      • Hispanic-serving Institutions
      • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
      • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
      • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
      • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • 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.

For further information, please visit Grants.gov.

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