UW Center for AIDS and STD

STI CRC Developmental Research Projects (DRP)


One of the major goals of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC) is to recruit and retain talented new investigators from a variety of disciplines into the field of STD research.

We will be accepting applications for a new round of DRP awards, with a deadline of November 30, 2020.

The DRP awards (similar to K08, K23, and K99 awards) provide 1 year of funding to support research projects and career development activities that will enhance the applicant’s ability to compete successfully for an independent R- or K-series award (e.g., acquisition of preliminary data, training in grant preparation).

Application Instructions

Please see the Full RFA for detailed application instructions.


Applicants for DRP awards are scientists (M.D., Ph.D., or other relevant doctoral-level degree) nearing completion of the postdoctoral fellowship period or in early faculty positions. Eligible individuals must not have served as a Principal Investigator on a NIH or other grant or contract (in the field of STD or HIV research) exceeding $75,000 direct costs per year. Previous DRP award recipients are not eligible to compete for a second DRP award. Applicants will be drawn from early-career investigators interested in continuing STI research and located at UW or the following UW-affiliated institutions; Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, University of Victoria. Contact Yuichi Fukuda (yuichif@uw.edu) for questions regarding eligibility.

Funding of Awards

Applications will be reviewed by the STI CRC and the DRP Program Directors; outside reviewers may be consulted for their specific expertise. Funding decisions will be based upon merit of the application.