Expired in Spring 2013-- new RFA will be issued in late Fall 2013

Developmental Center for AIDS Research -- Request for Applications (RFA)

The purpose of this funding initiative is to support new and novel HIV/AIDS research at the University of Minnesota (UMN). Initiation of this pilot grant program is intended to strengthen a D-CFAR grant application to the NIH.  The mission of the D-CFAR is to unite faculty at UMN and create added value by fostering multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS research and enhancing the likelihood of new HIV/AIDS funding from external sources.

Award Criteria:

The goal is to award pilot project support in the spring of 2013. Each pilot award will provide support of approximately $30,000 and only direct costs are permissible.  No indirect or investigator salary costs are allowed.

Award Eligibility:

The principal investigator (PI) is expected to have a faculty appointment (tenured, tenure-track or P & A faculty; i.e., J, K, N or P appointment types) at the UMN at the time of the awarding of the pilot project support. The application can originate from a single PI or a PI and one or more co-investigators; applications from research teams of clinicians and basic scientists are encouraged.

This RFA is open to all areas of HIV/AIDS research, but priority will be given to applications from junior faculty (<6 years in faculty rank at time of application) and new interdisciplinary collaborations, including collaborations between established HIV-investigators working with other investigators.