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The UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) announces the availability of funds to support Emerging Opportunity Grants related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
To provide funding as soon as possible after applying, for time-sensitive HIV/AIDS-related research projects that take advantage of recent developments in a field, new technologies, or that will provide an important new resource or technology to the UW HIV/AIDS research community. The intent of these grants is to provide short-term, start-up funds, to test hypotheses, and to generate sufficient data for subsequent applications for other funds. Awardees should plan to apply for other funding, if results warrant. Proposed projects must be distinct from ongoing work. The award period for this grant is a maximum of one year.
Must be active investigators (faculty or trainees) at UW or a UW-affiliated institution, e.g. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, or affiliated institution (must have collaborative relationship with UW faculty or UW affiliate faculty).
Anyone from postdoctoral fellow through senior faculty is eligible to apply, but HIV investigators who do not meet the criteria for an NIH-defined “New Investigator” must be proposing a project outside of their current area of study. Investigators without prior HIV experience at any level are eligible to apply.
If you have any questions about eligibility, please email laurenst at uw.edu.
HIV/AIDS-related research is defined broadly and includes basic science, clinical, behavioral epidemiological, and health services research. If you have any questions about whether or not your project would be eligible, please email laurenst at uw.edu.
Up to $25,000 direct costs per award, for a maximum of one year. We anticipate 2 awards being made during this cycle.
Potential applicants need approval in order to apply, and should send a very brief (a few sentences) summary of their project and a justification of why it is time sensitive and potentially high impact to laurenst at uw.edu BEFORE preparing an application.
UW applicants do not need departmental, school, or Office of Sponsored Programs signatures. Applicants from other institutions should prepare and submit a NIH 398 face page, with concurrence from their institution's business official; and consult with the CFAR Program Coordinator, Lauren Sterling, at laurenst at uw.edu or 206-744-8876, prior to preparing an application.
All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with one of CFAR’s biostatisticians prior to/during the preparation of their application. Please consult the Biometrics Core using their Request for Consultation form.
We encourage applicants to use CFAR Cores or link to CFAR Scientific Programs (see http://cfar.washington.edu for more information).
Human Subjects and Animal Care Approvals: Animal Care and Institutional Review Board approvals, if applicable, must be obtained prior to receipt of an award, but are not required to submit an application. Proposals involving either international sites or clinical research above minimal risk will require additional clearance from NIH prior to receipt of an award, which requires IRB approval from all participating sites and human subjects training certification for all key personnel.
After completing all pre-submission requirements, submit the following in one MS Word or PDF file by August 15, 2012 to https://depts.washington.edu/cfar/find-funding/emerging-opportunity-grants/submission-form: