Prevention of HIV Transmission/Acquisition through a better understanding of Reproductive Health (R01)
Grant Amount: NICHD intends to commit an estimated total of $2 million in FY 2013 in response to this FOA; NIAID intends to commit an estimated total of $500,000 in support of this FOA.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications to further our understanding of HIV acquisition/transmission by increasing our knowledge regarding the intersection between reproductive health and HIV prevention. The emphasis of the FOA is a comprehensive behavioral-biomedical approach that can lead to new insights in HIV prevention research. This FOA is not intended to fund drug discovery or large scale clinical trials.
This FOA calls for a rethinking of science in the sexual HIV prevention area, by going back to the basics. “Basics” is not limited to basic science, but to a more basic understanding of HIV prevention activities where they intersect with reproductive health. The initiative seeks to change the prevention effort from focusing on the discrete development of specific vaginal (or oral) formulation compounds, the sole purpose of which is to prevent HIV sexual transmission, towards looking at the complexities and interactions between HIV acquisition/transmission and reproductive biology and behavior.
Due to the complexities involved in both HIV transmission and acquisition in association with reproduction from both the biomedical and behavioral aspects, the FOA is segmented into three general areas: (1) Behavioral studies in HIV-infected and at-risk men, women, and couples that may impact on HIV acquisition/transmission; (2) Biomedical-behavioral studies in reproductive biology that may impact on HIV acquisition/transmission; (3) Basic science research on endogenous and exogenous hormones and their effect on HIV acquisition/transmission.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health Division of AIDS Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Award Amount Notes
NICHD intends to commit an estimated total of $2 million in FY 2013 to fund 4-6 applications in response to this FOA.
NIAID intends to commit an estimated total of $500,000 in support of this FOA.
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Behavioral Research HIV/AIDS Prevention Sexual Transmission
At Risk Persons HIV Positive Persons Women with HIV/AIDS, including Pregnant Women with HIV/AIDS
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at Grants.gov.
It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_General_Adobe_VerB.pdf), except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
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