|Penn CFAR Pilot Grant Program—Request for Applications: March 18
February 12, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 21
The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) is inviting Pilot Grant applications offered through its Developmental Core. Proposals in HIV/AIDS clinical, pathogenesis, virology, immunology, structural biology, vaccine, epidemiology or prevention research are encouraged.
In addition, this year’s areas of particular interest include basic, clinical, translational, behavioral and epidemiologic research relevant to:
- HIV and Hepatitis C co-infection
- HIV and addictions research
- Novel strategies for eradicating or controlling HIV in viral reservoirs
Awards are offered up to $40,000 for a one-year period and are not renewable. It is expected that funds for awarded applications will be available by August 2013.
Eligibility and Award Types:
(“Mentored Research Scholar Awards”)
- Instructor level; Research Associate level
- A one-page mentorship plan* with a mentor at the assistant professor level or above is required describing how this project will lead to independent funding.
* Guidelines for the mentorship plan are available through the CFAR web site: www.med.upenn.edu/cfar/developmental_mentorprogram.shtml
Priority for Mentored Research Scholar Awards will be given to junior faculty who have no other source of funding and who are seeking to generate preliminary data for further NIH funding.
Faculty members: (“General pilot awards”)
- Post-graduate degree with an appointment equivalent to a staff scientist, assistant/research professor, associate/research professor or professor at the University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or The Wistar Institute.
A one-page mentorship plan with a senior faculty member is strongly encouraged for junior faculty applicants.*
Applications are especially encouraged from:
- New investigators who have never held extramural support from the NIH
- Established investigators who have not previously worked in HIV/AIDS
- Investigators who have worked in HIV/AIDS but are planning to undertake a new research direction that is a significant departure from their currently funded work
Note: Clinical trials cannot be supported through this funding mechanism.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2013
Cover page/instructions may be found at: www.med.upenn.edu/cfar/documents/Pilotcoverpg-appinstructsFY2014.doc
Important Additional Information:
- All applications that include planned research activities at international sites outside the US should be discussed with Dr. Pablo Tebas, prior to preparation of the application.
- Applications with research activities in Botswana must be reviewed and approved by Dr. Harvey Friedman, email@example.com, before submission to determine feasibility and related expenses.
For further information or questions, please contact:
Dr. Pablo Tebas (Director, CFAR Developmental Core), firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Luis J. Montaner (Co-Director, CFAR Developmental Core), email@example.com
Evelyn Olivieri (Associate Director, Penn CFAR), firstname.lastname@example.org
Related: Penn CFAR Pilot Grants in HIV/AIDS-Related Malignancy Research—Request for Applications: March 15