Targeted Basic Behavioral and Social Science and Intervention Development for HIV Prevention and Care (R21)
Grant Amount: Unspecified.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides a global outline of areas for innovative, targeted basic behavioral and social science research and intervention development research to reduce the number of new HIV infections and improve the overall health of those living with HIV that we intend to fund. This FOA encourages research designed to (a) conduct basic behavioral and social science research that is needed to advance the development of HIV prevention and care interventions, (b) translate and operationalize the findings from these basic studies to develop interventions and assess their feasibility and (c) conduct tests of the efficacy of HIV prevention and care interventions. This FOA is informed by priority areas from the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States and the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS Related Research.
This FOA encourages novel, high impact behavioral and social science research that will contribute to the creation of empirically-based HIV-risk reduction approaches that could be used to pave the way for prevention, reduction of clinical impact, and cure. High impact can be achieved either by large effect size or very broad reach. This FOA outlines the following aims to achieve these goals: (1) conduct targeted basic behavioral and social science research to identify and quantify both micro- and macro-level social and behavioral determinates that mediate or moderate HIV acquisition, transmission and care, (2) advance combination behavioral-biomedical approaches to HIV-related interventions, (3) increase intervention potency and durability, (4) enhance targeting on those most highly impacted by the pandemic, (5) identify novel intervention approaches and methodologies and (6) target multiple levels of influence on HIV acquisition, transmission, and care, thereby advancing the development and testing of interventions delivered beyond the individual level (structural, community, social/sexual networks, etc).
The R21 mechanism is specifically intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel methodologies, tools, technologies, or interventions that could have a major impact on health research and practice. Unlike applications under the R01 mechanism, preliminary data are not required for R21 applications. Preliminary data may nonetheless be included if available.
This FOA focuses on basic behavioral and social science research only. Applicants with a focus on NeuroAIDS are referred to HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System (PA-14-094) and Eradication of HIV from central nervous system reservoirs (PA-14-095).
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of AIDS US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health
City Agencies Colleges/Universities Commercial Organizations Community Based Organizations County Agencies Educational Organizations/Institutions Federal Government Agencies International Agencies IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations Nonprofit Organizations Religious Organizations Schools State Agencies Tribal Organizations
Award Amount Notes
The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Behavioral Research Health Care Programs/Services HIV/AIDS Prevention Persons with HIV/AIDS Social Services
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.
Companion Funding Opportunity: PA-14-127, R01 Research Project Grant.
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