Deadline: 28 October 2016
Applications are open for Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) Grant Programme, that is designed for mentored early-stage investigators to advance paediatric HIV research and to fill critical knowledge gaps that impede paediatric HIV diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care in resource-limited settings. It does this by promoting and encouraging HIV research related to infants, children and adolescents, thereby contributing to scientific progress in the field. Scientific areas of interest include both clinical and operational research.
The purpose of the CIPHER Grant Programme is to fund research projects with the potential to address critical questions related to emerging issues of growing up with HIV infection, or to address consequences of HIV or antiretroviral (ARV) perinatal exposure in HIV-uninfected children.
The programme aims to build capacity by fostering the next generation of investigators in paediatric HIV. It is intended to attract early-stage investigators from inside and outside the field of HIV to paediatric HIV research. This will help encourage innovative ideas and lead to the design of evidence-based approaches and interventions to overcome major obstacles in the field.
Awards will be funded for up to two years and for up to US$75,000 each per year (including direct research costs and applicable indirect costs)
- Clinical research
- Operational research and implementation science
- The PI must be an early-stage investigator, i.e., an individual who obtained her/his terminal research degree (e.g., PhD, MD followed by research training or MBBS) less than 10 years before the application deadline.
- The PI must serve for the first time as primary PI. Primary PIs who previously received a non-training research grant exceeding US$ 30,000 are not eligible.
- The PI must fulfill one of the following criteria prior to the submission deadline for the Letter of Intent:
- Applicants are a clinical/research trainee (e.g., fellow, senior resident) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research.
- Applicants have a faculty or comparable position (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research.
- Applicants have an established position at an organization with adequate research infrastructure to undertake the proposed research activities.
- The research project should demonstrate the potential to contribute to the optimization of HIV diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents affected by HIV in resource-limited settings by responding to identified research gaps.
- Applications are encouraged from any country, but preference, approximately 80%, will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
- The PI must choose a mentor with relevant expertise in paediatric HIV research (mentor’s contact details and a letter of commitment will be requested from all applicants; a mentorship plan will be requested only from shortlisted applicants who are invited to submit a Full Proposal).
- The budget should reflect that at least 80% of the direct grant expenses will be spent in LMICs.
- A letter of support from the applicant’s institution is required, as well as a copy of the applicant’s terminal research degree diploma.
How to Apply
Letters of Intent must be submitted via given website.
For more information, please visit 2016/2017 CIPHER Grant Programme.