DHHS/NIH: Understanding STI Co-infection in At Risk and HIV Infected Adolescents and Young Adults

Deadline: 22 July 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Understanding STI Co-infection In At Risk and HIV Infected Adolescents and Young Adults” with an aim to facilitate improved understanding of the interactions between HIV and STIs in the adolescent genital and gastrointestinal mucosa.

This initiative addresses the overarching priorities to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS infections and improve the capability to prevent and treat HIV-associated co-morbidities and co-infections by improving the understanding of the biology of transmission, immune dysfunction, and chronic inflammation in a population with significant health disparities.

Funding Information

  • NICHD intends to commit $500,000 in FY 2017 to fund 1-2 awards.
  • Application budgets are not to exceed $275,000 in direct costs for the entire duration of the grant. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Priority Areas

  • Basic research on the impact of STIs on adolescent genital and GI mucosa and HIV risk.
  • Evaluation of the effects of anatomical and histological sexual maturation on the impact of STIs and HIV.
  • Evaluation of the effects of fluctuating hormonal levels on adolescent mucosal immunology and function.
  • Studies of the impact of hormonal contraceptives given to young girls on immune protection (innate and adaptive) in the female genital tract and HIV risk.
  • Evaluations of the impact of exogenous hormone replacement given to young boys who are transitioning gender on immune protection (innate and adaptive) in the anogenital tract and HIV risk.

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

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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