DHHS-NIH: Modeling and Simulation to Optimize HIV Prevention Research

Deadline: 13 November 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its Modeling and Simulation to Optimize HIV Prevention Research to support the development and validation of modeling and simulation methods and related tools to examine HIV transmission dynamics, make epidemic projections, and estimate the impact of HIV treatment and prevention.

Modeling and simulation have proven to be useful in the study of many infectious diseases, including HIV. The NIH funded MIDAS (Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study) program has led to recommendations for pandemic flu preparedness and continues to guide ongoing flu research. These methods have also been used to simulate the community-level impact of combination HIV prevention strategies, considering all available information on sexual network characteristics, mixing within and between communities, coverage levels for different prevention modalities, and other variables.

Funding Information

Application budgets are limited to $400,000 per year in direct costs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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)

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit DHHS-NIH.

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