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Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS (R03)

Grant Amount: Unspecified.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to appeal to a broad audience of alcohol and HIV/AIDS researchers, including alcohol researchers with no prior experience in HIV/AIDS research but with a keen appreciation for the relationship between problem drinking and HIV/AIDS and a strong interest in acquiring such experience; HIV/AIDS researchers with no prior alcohol research experience who realize the importance of more intensive alcohol interventions to improving clinical outcomes among HIV-infected individuals; and those with prior research experience in the area of co-occurring HIV/AIDS and alcohol and other substance abuse. The primary objective for this announcement is to support small research projects : (1) to characterize the relative importance of reducing alcohol misuse in the prevention of acquisition and transmission of HIV in order to identify and apply appropriate alcohol and HIV interventions as public health measures; (2) to more fully understand and prevent the progression of HIV disease in the presence of continued alcohol exposure; and (3) to develop operational research frameworks for addressing the occurrence and persistence of infections in high-risk populations (e.g. minority women, young gay men, etc.), and translate findings into effective, culturally appropriate preventive and treatment interventions for these targeted populations.

The R03 grant mechanism supports small research project grants that can be carried out in a short period of time (up to two years) with limited resources. Examples of types of projects that may be supported under this mechanism include: (1) pilot or feasibility studies; (2) secondary analysis of existing data; (3) small, self-contained research projects; (4) development of research methodologies; and 5) development of new research technologies.

Given the breadth of research objectives included in this announcement, potential applicants are encouraged to carefully review all sections of the announcement for research opportunities.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Fund Category
Support Types
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
County Agencies
Educational Organizations/Institutions
Federal Government Agencies
International Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Award Amount Notes
The number of awards is contingent upon NIAAA appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
The budget for direct costs may not exceed two $25,000 modules or $50,000 per year for up to two years.
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
9/1/2013 -- or 12/01/2013: Advisory Council Round for Cycle I applications may be August or October, and their earliest project start date may be September or December respectively.
Application Contact Customer Support
Phone: (800) 518-4726
Technical Contact
Kendall Bryant
AIDS Coordinator
Phone: (301) 403-9289
Fund Duration
Up to 2 years.
Alcohol Abuse
HIV Positive Persons
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Research Programs
Application Process
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

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (, 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.
Companion Funding Opportunity: PA-13-121, R01 Research Project Grant; PA-13-122, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Project Grant.
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Fund Number

Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4657

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