Deadline: 7 January 2020
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications for the program entitled “Formative and Pilot Intervention Research for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS” to encourage researchers to utilize a developmental perspective that addresses the substantial changes that occur across the lifespan (from infancy through older adulthood) that are associated with HIV prevention and treatment challenges.
Areas of Interest
- HIV care continuum
- Studies of novel approaches to maximize HIV testing, linkage to care, retention in care, antiretroviral adherence, and viral suppression
- Studies to develop and pilot test novel technology-based interventions to improve health outcomes across the HIV care continuum for youth living with HIV
- Studies of behavioral, social, or structural interventions that initiate, improve, and sustain adherence to recommended HIV care or regimens
- Studies that elucidate information about HIV-related barriers and needs of populations who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining treatment and prevention care. Services that address these unmet needs could be designed and pilot-tested for acceptability and feasibility.
- Interventions that promote effective utilization of HIV-related and other health services (e.g., fewer emergency room visits, fewer missed visits/gaps in pharmacy refills)
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
- Studies designed to strengthen the PrEP care continuum by developing and testing interventions designed to improve PrEP awareness, screening, engagement, retention, adherence, or persistence among individuals at substantial risk for HIV infection
- Studies to develop and test interventions to reduce age and racial/disparities in PrEP uptake and use
- Studies of innovative approaches for PrEP delivery
- Studies to develop and pilot test interventions to increase awareness, uptake, and/or adherence to PrEP among key populations
- Studies in the context of biomedical clinical trials or implementation
- Acceptability or feasibility studies that inform drug development or that complement an ongoing efficacy or effectiveness trial of an experimental biomedical strategy or intervention
- Studies to better understand the challenges in implementation of multiple prevention methods (e.g., microbicide plus PrEP plus vaccine, HIV Cure and/or HIV-1 induced CNS impairment)
- Mental health and HIV/AIDS
- Studies to test novel approaches to integrate screening for mental symptoms or disorders into HIV prevention or care, and refer and link to appropriate levels of mental health care and HIV prevention or treatment as needed
- Studies to develop innovative models of integrated prevention and treatment services to improve HIV- and mental health-related outcomes, along with examination of change mechanisms
- Direct costs are limited to $450,000 over the entire project period, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs in any single year.
- The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed three years.
- 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)
- 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
- 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
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.