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Call for Proposals: Penn Center for AIDS Research
February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21

The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) seeks applications to the pilot program offered through its Developmental Core. Proposals regarding any aspect of HIV/AIDS clinical care, epidemiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, vaccine development, or prevention are considered relevant to the goals of the Developmental Core.

The CFAR is especially interested in proposals that bridge programmatic areas and, in particular, those that bridge clinical investigators with basic or behavioral scientists. Proposals that include an international component are also encouraged.  For the current funding cycle, the CFAR will partner with the Penn Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases to encourage applications that focus on the role of the gut immune system in HIV/AIDS pathogenesis.

We are able to offer awards up to $40,000 for each grant. Grants are for a one-year period and are not renewable. It is expected that funds will be available in July 2007.

Faculty members (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Assistant Research Professor, Associate Research Professor, Research Professor), holding appointments at the CFAR institutions, who meet one of the following requirements, are invited to apply:

• New investigators who never have held extramural support from the NIH

• Investigators who have not previously worked in HIV/AIDS

• Investigators who have worked in HIV/AIDS who wish to study an area that represents a significant departure from their currently funded work

Application Process:

The application form and instructions are available at www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/WordDocs/Pilotcover-instrucsFY2008.doc.

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 16, 2007

Please e-mail a complete application to: oliviaj@mail.med.upenn.edu and deliver one complete application to Olivia Loskoski, Room 357 BRB II/III, 6160.

Application Requirements:

1.  Abstract (up to 250 words)
2.  Biosketches (PI and Co-PI)
3.  Other support (PI and Co-PI)
4.  Description of proposed project (3 pages)
5.  Budget
6.  Budget justification
7.  Signature of PI’s Departmental Chair

Pre-Submission Mentoring is available to junior investigators. For information, contact Evelyn Olivieri at oliviere@mail.med.upenn.edu.

For additional information, please contact:

Olivia Loskoski
Administrative Coordinator
Room 357 BRB II/III, 6160
Phone: (215) 746-2754
E-mail: oliviaj@mail.med.upenn.edu

—Dr. Pablo Tebas, Core Director, Associate Professor of Medicine

Almanac - February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21