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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The “International PhD Programme for Medical Doctors”, Emerald
Application deadline November 14th, 5 pm Central European Time

ARE YOU:

  • A medical doctor with up to four years of research experience?
  • Eager to explore why diseases arise and to contribute to development of novel treatment?
  • Driven to pursue a PhD and develop your scientific competencies?

12 PhD positions are available for this call across seven top European biomedical research centres: BRIC (Copenhagen), CRG (Barcelona), NKI (Amsterdam), IGC (Lisbon) MDC (Berlin), VIB (Flanders), IC (Paris). In case of high numbers of exceptional good applications to this first call, up to 16 fellows will be hired. A second call will open in April 2022.

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Grand challenges Canada Global Mental Health

Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program supports Bold Ideas with Big Impact.® The aim of the program is to seed and transition to scale high impact innovations that support the mental health needs of underserved individuals, in particular young people, in low-and middle-income countries. The Global Mental Health program has launched its second round of funding. Seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD are available for innovations that seek to enhance mental health literacy and/or provide youth-friendly services to address the mental health needs of the most underserved young people, aged 10 – 24, in low- and middle-income countries.Innovations must take a person centered, rights-based approach, and must involve young people and young people with lived experiences of mental health challenges from the outset.

Application Deadlines

  • November 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST (5:00pm UTC) – All applicants MUST register for an account on the Grand Challenges Canada Fluxx Portal by this date. ONLY applicants registered by this date will be eligible to submit an application.
  • December 1, 2021 at 12:00pm EST (5:00pm UTC) – All applicants MUST submit an application via Grand Challenges Canada Fluxx Portal by this date to be considered for funding. Proposals submitted after this date and time will not be accepted.

For more information click, https://www.grandchallenges.ca/programs/global-mental-health/

 

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS)

The Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) is the first electronic medical records-based network poised to integrate clinical data from the diverse population of HIV-infected patients in the HAART era to better define the relationship between patient and treatment factors and long-term clinical outcomes.

Apply for CNICS RFA – Opportunity for funding up to $15K Direct Costs for 1 year. Eligibility is listed below. Please direct all questions and applications to mthielen@uabmc.edu.

  • Must be a new investigator to CNICS. Preference will be given to NIH defined Early Stage Investigator (ESI) and investigators from underrepresented groups. International investigators are allowed to apply.
  • Include a senior CNICS Mentor/ Collaborator *
  • Submit a CNICS Concept Proposal. Only secondary analysis studies will be reviewed.
  • Provide a detailed budget, budget justification, and Biosketch

Deadline: 1 December 2021

For more information click, https://sites.uab.edu/cnics/

Innate Immune Memory Impacting HIV Acquisition and/or Control (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to investigate innate immune cell effector functions and innate immune memory as a means to prevent HIV infection and/or establishment of disease. Exploratory research from basic molecular mechanisms, translational work, and clinical research examining innate memory are encouraged.

Due date: 6 December 2021

For more information, click https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-041.html?

 

Effectiveness and Implementation Research for Post-Acute Interventions to Optimize Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks research applications for effectiveness and implementation science on the post-acute (long-term or chronic) management of mental health conditions. This FOA aims to advance the development of novel and innovative implementation research to improve the availability and accessibility of post-acute services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). All successful applications are expected to provide approaches to obtain new information concerning the different health system arrangements and using this information to identify modifiable restrictions in the supply of these services and potential policy interventions to alter the status quo.

Due date: 9 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-22-100.html

 

7th Edition Of Science By Women Program Request For Applications For Visiting Senior Research Fellowships In Spanish Centers Of Excellence

The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through the drive of its women, is launching the 7th Edition of SCIENCE BY WOMEN programme, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change. Considering the exceptional challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the fellowships are focused on the research and innovation carried out by African women scientists from the diverse and interdisciplinary approaches.

Each of these centres will host 1 senior woman researcher with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience for a six-month fellowship.

Deadline for proposals submission October 30, 2021

For more information, click https://mujeresporafrica.es/7th-edition-science-by-woman/

 

Wellcome Early-Career Awards

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme.

Where your host organisation is based: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China)

Level of funding: Salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses

Duration of funding: Usually 5 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and longer if held on a part-time basis

Deadline: 26 October 2021

For more information click, https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/early-career-awards

 

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-252

The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, as defined by the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups, including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial.

Deadline: 3 November 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-252.html

 

 

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Small Grants scheme – for grants up to £10,000 GBP for organisations

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is an independent global charity with a unique structure and an important mission: engineering a safer world. We reduce risk and enhance the safety of the critical infrastructure that modern society relies upon in areas such as energy, transport and food. We do this by supporting high quality research, accelerating technology to application and through education and public outreach.

Deadline: 8 November 2021

For more information click, https://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/en/funding/calls-for-funding/

 

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. We accept Intent to Apply forms once a year in this program. We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, families, communities, and institutions where learning and teaching happen (e.g., schools, universities, museums, other workplaces).

Intent to Apply deadline: November 10, 2021 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL

Full Proposal Deadline: December 8, 2021 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL

For more information click; https://www.spencer.org/grant_types/research-practice-partnerships  or https://www.spencer.org/grant_types/research-practice-partnerships.pdf

 

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-251

The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, as defined by the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups, including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary clinical trial, as part of their research and career development.

Deadline: 3 November 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-21-251.html

 

HIV-associated Non-Communicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

The goals of this program are to support locally relevant research in critical areas of HIV-associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Institutions, to enhance research capacity, and to build a network of researchers both within and across LMICs to address this critical burden. This initiative is expected to stimulate new research on the interplay between HIV and development of NCDs in persons living with HIV (PLWH). This includes exploratory studies to uncover the extent to which HIV infection influences the etiopathogenesis of the NCDs; and to identify and develop appropriate approaches for effective diagnosis, prevention, therapeutic interventions and integrated clinical care for PLWH with the comorbid conditions. Applicants should develop their studies in keeping with the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities (https://www.oar.nih.gov/hiv-policy-and-research/research-priorities ; https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-018.html)

Deadline: 8 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-246.html

 

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-21-319

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, piloting innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system-related function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. Research on the full spectrum of neuro-health, neurological, neuromuscular, sensory, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, behavioral and neurodevelopmental function and disorders may span the full range of science from basic to clinical to translation and implementation research. Scientists in LMIC institutions may partner with scientists in other LMIC institutions and/or U.S. institutions . Income categories are defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups). These grants are expected to foster the development of more comprehensive research programs that contribute to the long-term goals of building sustainable neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to address brain, nervous system and neuromuscular related development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.

Deadline: 9 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-319.html

 

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-21-311

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. Research on neuro-health and neurological, neuromuscular, sensory, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, behavioral and neurodevelopmental function and disorders may span the full range of science from basic to clinical to translation and implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper middle-income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with LMIC institutions. Scientists in UMICs may partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. Income categories are defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups.

The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to address brain, nervous system and neuromuscular development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, treatments, prevention and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project. R01 Applications must be relevant to the mission of one of the participating ICs other than FIC. Applicants for this R01 should consult with the listed IC staff contact(s). Confirmation of interest from at least one NIH IC, other than FIC is strongly encouraged, before applying.

Deadline: 9 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-311.html

 

Implementation Science for Cancer Control in People Living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support Implementation Science for Cancer Control in People Living with HIV (PLWH) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) to accelerate the integration of evidence-based cancer control interventions for PLWH by leveraging existing HIV treatment and prevention infrastructure. Specifically, this FOA solicits applications that will identify, understand, and develop strategies to address barriers to the adoption, integration, and sustainability of evidence-based cancer control interventions among PLWH in LMICs and generate data in LMICs that can inform effective and equitable implementation of evidence-based cancer control for PLWH worldwide. Responsive applications should include multi-disciplinary teams of researchers with expertise in HIV, cancer, and implementation science to address the cancer control needs of PLWH populations specific to the proposed LMIC context.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-21-056.html

 

American Society of Haematology, International Postdoctoral Fellows Program

As part of its continuous effort to provide valuable opportunities to international hematologists, ASH offers the International Postdoctoral Fellows (IPDF) program. This program allows postdoctoral fellows to access valuable ASH resources at no charge for up to four years.

Eligibility

  • This program is open to postdoctoral fellows with a PhD, MD, or equivalent medical degree who:
  • Reside outside Canada, Mexico, or the United States,
  • Register for the ASH annual meeting as a non-member in training, and
  • Are enrolled in an approved hematology or oncology training program.

Deadline: not specified

For more information click, https://www.hematology.org/education/trainees/fellows/ipdfp

Glocal Health Fellowship

The GloCal Health Fellowship supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Ideal candidates will propose research in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Social and behavioral science
  • Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary and basic sciences

Deadline: 1 November 2021

For more information click, https://ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/fellowships/glocal-health-fellowship/application-process

 

Dental Public Health Research Fellowship

NIDCR is pleased to announce a new dental public health research training program for dentists. The full-time, three-year fellowship on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, will equip dental professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to initiate and conduct impactful population-level oral health research that improves the well-being of individuals and communities. Foreign applicants who meet stated requirements are eligible to apply.

Deadline: November 17, 2021

For more information click, https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/careers-training/interns-fellows/graduate-students/dental-public-health-research-fellowship?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

The 2021 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research (JWO) Grant

The Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) Research Grant was established to honour the late Mrs Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer and continue her extensive contribution to and passion for Africa, the natural environment, and science. The JWO Research Grant seeks to support African-led, research that will contribute to the advancement of environmental- and allied sciences; and address relevant, real-world, African issues of current and future importance.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

For more information click, https://jworesearchgrant.org/jwo-grant-applications

Funding databases

Trialect

For a wide array of funding opportunities explore the Trialect database by clicking the following link; https://trialect.com/program-grants-list

SD CFAR] Call for Applications for Planning for Success Grant Writing Program

The Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Emory University is now accepting applications for the 4th Annual Planning for Success (PfS) NIH R-level Grant Writing Fellowship program.  This nine-month fellowship will be held online and is open to faculty who are from Emory University, HBCUs in the Southeast, and any school associated with an NIH-funded CFAR.  PfS sessions are designed to help investigators write and successfully compete for an HIV-related NIH R-level grant (e.g. R01) in clinical, social/behavioral, virological, and/or immunological research.

 

More information about the 2022 PfS Fellowship, its schedule, and a link to the application form can be found in the attached flyer.  Please note that the application deadline for this opportunity is October 18, 2021.

 

If you have questions about the program, please contact Galina Terbova (galina.terbova@emory.edu).

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s leading researchers who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those facing health inequalities worldwide. While a single significant scientific discovery would continue to be sufficient evidence to select a nominee, the Award will also recognize outstanding researchers who apply rational scientific approaches to successful implementation, evaluation and policy interventions.

Gairdner invites nominations from any field of research impacting global health and health inequity. The award is intended for research-focused candidates, not those primarily involved in administrative or advocacy roles. This award can be shared by multiple recipients at the discretion of the Foundation.

Deadline: 1 October 2021

For more information click, https://gairdner.org/awards/global-health-award/

 

Practice Research Training Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology.
The American Academy of Neurology is pleased to offer a two-year award to support practice-based research, which is defined as “clinical research that evaluates translation of evidence into best clinical practice.” This may include evaluation of health services, quality of care, implementation of therapies, physician performance, or patient adherence. It is intended to create unique training opportunities previously difficult to access for neurologists. This award aims to recognize the importance of good practice-based research or comparative effectiveness research (CER) and encourage young investigators to use studies to improve health systems and services. The AAN Research Program demonstrates the AAN Board of Directors’ dedication to promoting neurology and neuroscience research and training.

This award will consist of a commitment of $65,000 per year for two years, plus a $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research-related costs for a total of $150,000. Supplementation of the award with other grants is permissible, but to be eligible to apply for this award, the other grant source(s) cannot exceed $75,000 annually.

Application due date: 1 October 2021
For more information click, https://www.aan.com/education-and-research/research/aan-research-program/practice-research-training-scholarship/

Call for applications: Women in Research Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop.

The African Research Excellence Fund (AREF) are offering a Women in Research Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. Applications are invited from women who are emerging biomedical/health researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in the fully on-line programme to be held over eight 3-hour sessions during the weeks of 13th September 2021 and 18th October 2021.  Applications are welcomed from female researchers who are actively working on challenges to human health and are trained and experienced in one or more of the following disciplines: biomedicine; physiology and pharmacology; clinical sciences; epidemiology; mathematics and statistics; environmental health; “one health” (veterinary science); behavioural, social and economic sciences; and health policy and systems research
Application due date: Thursday, 8 July 2021 at 17:00 (SAST).
Further detail, including the format of the workshop, topics to be addressed, and individual eligibility considerations for this opportunity can be found here.

Post Doctoral Grants Calmette and Yersin

Each year the Institut Pasteur Department of International Affairs allocates funding to promote and aid completion of postdoctoral internships for both French and foreign scientists in institutes of the Institut Pasteur International Network located outside mainland France.

Deadline: 9 July 2021

For more information click: https://www.pasteur.fr/en/education/fellowships-and-mobility-aids/post-doctoral-grants-calmette-and-yersin

Fellowships

2021-22 Reckitt-LSHTM PhD studentships on Hygiene & Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites applications from candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa for fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships to start a research degree programme on 3 January 2022. There are three studentships available.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (BST) on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

For more information click, https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding-scholarships/2021-22-reckitt-phd-studentships

Call for the AAS Affiliates 2021

The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa. These individuals become ‘Affiliate of the AAS’ for a period of five years during which they receive individualized professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent.

Deadline: 23 July 2021

For more information, click https://www.aasciences.africa/calls/call-aas-affiliates-2021

 

The World Academy of Sciences Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators

The Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities. Under this scheme, grants will be awarded to support early-career scientists for research projects in Agriculture, Biology, Information Computer Technology, Mathematics and Medical Sciences to Principal Investigators in the 47 African countries lagging in science and technology identified by the Academy.

Grants of up to USD67,700 for 24 months may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables and specialised literature, or conduct fieldwork. The grant does not cover salaries of the Principal Investigator or travel expenses. The PI must have obtained their PhD within the last 5 years in a country other than their home country. The PI must have returned to their home country within the last 36 months or plan to return home before the end of 2021.

Deadline: 27 July 2021

For more information click, https://twas.org/opportunity/seed-grant-new-african-principal-investigators-sg-napi

 

NIH Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program [D43 Clinical Trial Optional]

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages joint applications for the Global Infectious Disease (GID) Research Training programs from U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. The application should propose a collaborative training program that will strengthen the capacity of a LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research not including HIV/AIDS. FIC will support research-training programs that focus on major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, infections that frequently occur as co-infections in HIV infected individuals or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs.  Training related to prevention, treatment or public health approaches to any technical area of basic, epidemiology, clinical, behavioral or social science health research may be supported.  Research Training programs should incorporate didactic, mentored research and professional development skills components to prepare individuals for careers that will have significant impact on the priority health research needs of LMICs.

Application budgets are limited to $230,000 per year for new awards and $276,000 per year for renewal awards (total direct costs).

Due date: August 3 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-120.html

NIHR Global Health Policy and Systems Research – Researcher-led call

Awards provide funding to research consortia to deliver applied global health policy and systems research to address policy and health systems for people in LMICs through equitable partnerships. Consortia will include two Joint Leads (LMIC/LMIC or LMIC/UK institutions) and up to an additional three research institutions in LMICs. The scope includes, but is not limited to, applied research on wider elements of health systems such as governance, financing, health workforce, information systems, quality, and service delivery on health services and on the impacts of broader determinants of health.

Awards of up to £4 million are available for a period of up to 4 years.

The call requires the submission of a mandatory intent to submit by 1pm (GMT+1) on 7 July 2021, and full submission by 1pm (GMT+1) on 4 August 2021.

For more information click; https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/global-health-systems-and-policy-research-researcher-led-call/24751

Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43 program for institutional research training programs in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs, as defined by the World Bank classification system). Applications may be for collaborations between institutions in the U.S and an eligible LMIC or may involve just LMIC institutions if there is a previous track record of externally funded research and/or research training programs by the lead LMIC institution. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to sustainably strengthen the NCD research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to develop and conduct research on NCDs across the lifespan, with the long-range goal of developing and implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries. Interdisciplinary research training that cuts across NCDs is encouraged. However, for more topical applications, the main focus of research training covered in the application must be relevant to the mission and/or  interests of at least one of the participating NIH ICs, other than FIC, as stated by each in this FOA. Other NCD topics and types of training may be included as secondary and complementary focus areas.

Application budgets are limited to $230,000 per year for new awards and $250,000 per year for renewal awards (total direct costs).

Due date: August 13, 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-230.html

Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for research training programs to strengthen the scientific capacity of institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to conduct HIV research relevant to the evolving HIV epidemic in their country. This FOA can support training for conducting research in a broad range of HIV research areas across HIV prevention, treatment, care, and quality of life continuum. This includes basic, epidemiologic, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, community-based, implementation, operations, health services, and health systems research. Cross-disciplinary research as well as HIV associated comorbidities and coinfections affecting the HIV epidemic will be supported under this FOA.

Application budgets are limited to $280,000 in direct costs per year exclusive of consortium indirect costs.

Due date: August 20, 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-283.html

Planning Grant for Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D71 –  Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for a planning grant from institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to 1) Design a Global Infectious Disease (GID) Research Training Program in collaboration with U.S. collaborators and 2) Strengthen LMIC faculty and prepare advanced courses and training resources for the program envisioned at the LMIC institution. The application should propose a collaborative process to create a new training program that will strengthen the capacity of the LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research. Applications should include activities to strengthen LMIC faculty leadership and skills as well as prepare advanced scientific didactic and methodology courses and research training resources development relevant to the program to be planned.  A detailed vision for a research training program that focuses on a major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious disease, neglected tropical disease, infections that frequently occur as a co-infection in HIV infected individuals, or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs should be proposed.

Application budgets are limited to $100,000 (total direct costs) per year.

Due date: October 28, 2021

For more information click, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-362.html

 

Wellcome International Master’s Fellowships

This scheme offers nationals of LMICs the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level at a LMIC host organisation. Funding provides funding up to ¬£120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses for 30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project).

Deadline: 24 August 2021

For more information click, https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/international-masters-fellowships

PACTs Fellowships for Least Developed Countries

The International Centre for Genetic Engeneering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have partnered up on an ambitious programme targeted at scientists from least developed countries to pave the way to expanding and enhancing the scientific competences of early-career researchers in LDCs.

The Programme of Collaborations with LDCs (PACTs) offers early-career scientists from the 46 least developed countries (LDCs), who are aged 45 or under, exchange visits of up to six months at the ICGEB laboratories in Trieste (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa). Under the programme agreement, the scientists will be working in the fields of biomedicine, biotechnology and agriculture. The programme will also include a third scheme to provide training in biotechnology policy and regulatory science by ICGEB experts.

Deadline: 31 August 2021

For more information click: https://www.southsouth-galaxy.org/capacity-development-initiatives/pacts-fellowships-for-least-developed-countries/

Request for Applications – Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Grants Program 2021

 The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) is seeking to fund primary and pilot cannabis-related studies that further enhance the understanding of the efficacy and adverse effects of cannabis and cannabinoids as pharmacological agents for the treatment of medical and psychiatric disorders, and their potential public health impacts. Primary project awards will be up to $825,000 in total costs ($275,000 per year) for up to three years.  Pilot awards will be up to $300,000 total costs for two years ($150,000 per year). Priority will be given to proposals addressing issues identified under Funding Priorities. Please see the attached announcement for more details.

Letter of Intent Due: April 7, 2021 2:00pm

Application Due: June 2, 2021 2:00pm

Review: July – August 2021

Earliest Start Date: October 1, 2021

 

NIH CFAR Co-Funding IC FOAs

Please see the PDF attachment with a list of current FOAs from the CFAR co-funding and co-managing Institutes and Centers.

2 New NIDDK RFAs – Comorbidities and Cure (October 17, 2021): NIDDK has recently published two RFAs below

  • RFA-DK-20-022, “Toward Elucidating Mechanisms of HIV Pathogenesis within the Mission of the NIDDK (Pathogenesis TEAMS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)”
  • RFA-DK-20-023, “Toward Elucidating Mechanisms Contributing to HIV Reservoirs in NIDDK-relevant Tissues (Cure TEAMS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)”

LOI due date for both RFAs: October 17, 2021

Please note that each RFA requires an MPI structure. At least one PI must have expertise in HIV science and at least one PI must have expertise in physiology, pathophysiology, pathobiology, or metabolism.

 

Non-NIH Funding Opportunities

In addition to NIH, many public and private organizations support HIV research. If you are interested in exploring other funding sources for your HIV projects, check out our other Non-NIH Funding Opportunities on the SD CFAR website.

 

NIH CFAR Co-Funding IC FOA

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The UC San Diego T32 is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in
Clinical Neuropsychology and Addictions!.“Training in Research on Addictions in Interdisciplinary NeuroAIDS”

This NIDA T32 fellowship emphasizes research training in neurocognitive and everyday
functioning outcomes (e.g., medication adherence, driving, technology-based tools for
assessing and remediating neurocognitive, substance use, and functional impairment) in
addictions and HIV infection. Substances of interest include, but are not limited to,
methamphetamine, cannabis, alcohol and opioids.

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Sustained Training in Aging and HIV Research (STAHR)

Deadline 2 April 2021

We are delighted to announce a call for applications for the Sustained Training in Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) Program at the University of California San Diego. This program aims to develop promising scientists into high quality independently-funded researchers whose long-term careers will make a lasting contribution to the area of HIV and aging mental health research, including neurocognitive impairment. The STAHR program is aimed at clinical and translational post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty from across the United States, with previous training in either aging or HIV research, but interested in gaining expertise in the intersection of these two factors. STAHR scholars will attend a summer institute and workshop, which will be held virtually from June 21st to July 16th, 2021.

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PARTNERSHIP IN EDUCATION TRAINING AND RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT (PETRA)
Call for Proposals in Dissemination and Implementation (DIS) Science – Cohort 2

BACKGROUND
The Partnership in Education Training and Research Advancement (PETRA) Program is a
consortium of 4 Zimbabwean Universities (University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, National University of Science and Technology, Midlands State University, Africa University) and 2 United States universities (University of Colorado Denver, Stanford University). The goal of PETRA is to broaden innovative health professions education and research activities
to ultimately impact health outcomes in Zimbabwe.

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WAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.For more information click;

https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-fellowships-research-and-advanced-training

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research in the biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand.For more information click; https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-DBT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in biotechnology. For more information click; https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

Generating evidence to strengthen intersectionality and gender research efforts in infectious disease prevention and control; Research call for applications

Deadline for submission: 17 August 2020 (17:00 CET)

Institutions from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) working on public health, gender and intersectionality research, implementation research, infectious disease prevention and control, are invited to submit individual or collaborative research proposals where two or more institutions are forming a consortium. This call aims to strengthen gender and intersectionality analyses in infectious disease research. Under this call, either several individual institutions (up to three), or one multi-country institutional consortium proposal, will be selected for eighteen months’ funding up to a maximum amount of US$ 200 000. For more information click; https://www.who.int/tdr/grants/calls/intersectionality-and-gender-research-call/en/

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33 – Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadlines: September 24, 2020 and AIDS application due date: December 3, 2020

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that utilize new or emerging technology, platforms, systems, or analytics. The overall goal of the program is to catalyze innovation through multidisciplinary research that addresses global health problems, develop an evidence base for the use of mHealth technology to improve clinical and public health outcomes, and strengthen mHealth research capacity in LMICs. Applicants are required to propose partnerships between at least one U.S. institution and one LMIC institution. For more information click; https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-376.html

Refugee and Displaced Scientists Programme
Deadline: 30 July 2020

TWAS-UNESCO and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are seeking nominations for the Refugee and Displaced Young Scientists Programme. The programme aims to support talented young researchers of the age of 40 and below who are refugees or displaced from member countries of the IsDB and have an excellent track record of publications.

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
Deadline: 31 July 2020

The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences. The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months. ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs, such as food, accommodation, local transportation, and incidental minor illness.

TWAS-CSIR (India) Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
Deadline: 31 July 2020

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR. TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a maximum period of four years. CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food, and health insurance.

Capacity Development for Disease Outbreak and Epidemic Response In Sub-Saharan Africa
Deadline: 30 July 2020

This call for proposals aims to establish an African cohort of epidemiologists. Support will be given to institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe that provide master’s training in epidemiology and biostatistics, as part of the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC)’s framework for public health work force development. Master’s courses with practical field research experience are the preferable level of training. They are of relatively short duration and likely to deliver the required number of high-quality staff that is urgently needed in epidemic zones of sub-Saharan Africa. The expected number of grants is 7-10 with a budget of €5 million.

African Academy of Sciences International Research Management Staff Development Programme
Deadline: 10 August 2020
The African Academy of Sciences and Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) UK are launching the International Research Management Staff Development Programme (IRMSDP), which is focusing on knowledge sharing and the development of tools and resources, created by teams consisting of research management professionals from across Africa and the UK. The programme has three main activities:
• Virtual seminars/workshops
• Innovations and project development
• Staff exchange visits from Africa to the UK and vice versa.
The AAS will cover air travel, accommodation, visa costs and local transport costs of African participants.
Career Development Fellowships in Poverty-Related Diseases and Child and Adolescent Health
Deadline: 10 August 2020
The purpose of this call for proposals is to support early- to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) by providing them with opportunities to train and develop their clinical research skills. The objectives are 1) to promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the clinical or field research of sub-Saharan Africa; and 2) equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with ability to establish their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. There are 16-25 expected grants with a budget of €3.75 million.

Innovative Approaches to Enhance Poverty-Related Diseases Research
Deadline: 13 August 2020

This call for proposals aims to fund a number of small- to medium-scale clinical trials and/or clinical research studies that can deliver proof-of-concept or validation of smart, highly innovative technologies or concepts to prevent, treat or diagnose Poverty Related Diseases (PRDs) in sub-Saharan Africa. The call is strictly aimed at supporting novel innovations, and therefore excludes concepts and technologies that have previously been commercialised, rolled out, tested in large trials, or are already in routine use in healthcare settings. There are 5-15 expected grants with a budget of €23.4 million.
Strategic Actions to Maximise the Impact of Research on Reducing Disease Burden, in Collaboration with

Development Cooperation Initiatives
Deadline: 13 August 2020

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support distinct strategic actions which are part of a large-scale programme of development cooperation actions. Projects should focus on research to maximise the uptake of products and health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. The projects should be implemented in conjunction with development cooperation initiatives that are supported by national and/or international development cooperation initiatives and/or other funders, including relevant WHO initiatives where appropriate. There are 5-15 expected grants with a budget of €23.4 million.

Fogarty Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (mHealth)
Letter of intent deadline: 24 August 2020

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries supports exploratory and developmental research to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). The overall goals of the program are to catalyze innovation through multidisciplinary research that addresses global health problems, develop an evidence base for the use of mHealth technology to improve clinical and public health outcomes, and strengthen mHealth research capacity in LMICs. The R21 phase may not exceed US$125,000 per year, and the R33 phase may not exceed US$200,000 per year. The project period is limited to 2 years for the R21 phase and up to 3 years for the R33 phase. The total project period may not exceed 5 years.
AWARDS AND JOBS

OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists from the Developing World
Deadline: 30 September 2020

These AWARDS reward and encourage women working and living in eligible developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers, having often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence. Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment and must have received their PhD in the last ten years.
The award has an important impact on local research cultures. Previous winners say the awards have had a powerful effect, enhancing the visibility of their past work and creating new opportunities for the future. The awardees are also powerful role models for girls and young women on their countries. In the past years, each winner received a cash prize of USD 5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the U.S.A., where the Awards Ceremony took place. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 annual meeting of the AAAS will be held entirely online. We are currently evaluating other international scientific events and the trip will be confirmed in the coming months according to how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
A total of five Awards will be given to women who are within ten years of receiving their PhD and have lived at least 5 of the last 15 years in one of the 66 science and technology lagging countries. There will be one prize awarded for each of the four regions of the developing world plus an additional “floating” award for a particularly deserving candidate from any of these regions. Winners will be informed of their selection by 31 December 2020. The Awards for Physical Sciences are offered in the fields of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Any combination of these fields (i.e. interdisciplinary) is acceptable. You can see a list of eligible disciplines here.

Teaching Fellowship Opportunity with Ashesi University in Ghana

Founded in 2002, Ashesi University is one of Africa’s most respected and innovative undergraduate universities. This fall, you can work alongside Ashesi’s dedicated faculty team to guide and inspire Africa’s next generation of leaders – by teaching online. A stipend of US$10k/course will be provided through the Archer Cornfield Fellowship. Visiting Faculty are sought for the following courses:
• Engineering: Communication Systems, Mechanical Engineering (elective), Thermodynamics & Fluids, Manufacturing Processes, Capstone readers (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
• Computer Science: Data Science, Computer Organization and Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Systems Administration Lab
For questions or to express interest, email Ashesi’s Provost, Angela Owusu-Ansah, at aansah@ashesi.edu.gh.
CONFERENCES AND TRAVEL GRANTS
Global Health Travel Awards
Deadlines vary; see below
Global Health Travel Awards are to enable attendance of scientists, physicians, fellows, or students from countries where the meeting topic health problems are endemic. The award will cover conference-related expenses to include meeting registration, lodging, airfare, and ground transportation from host airport to the resort.
The Microbiome: From Mother to Child
• 17-21 January 2021, Keystone, CO, USA
• GHTA Application Deadline: 17 August 2020

 

Gilead Research Scholars Program

The Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in HIV will be holding its next call for applications soon. The Gilead Research Scholars Program grants provide two years of financial support to junior faculty researchers. Each award is funded up to $130,000. Visit their webpage to learn more and to register to be notified when the program is open.

PA-21-071: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently reissued their funding opportunity for administrative supplements that aim to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, post-doctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds. Find more information about the FY2021 Diversity Supplements by visiting NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement PA-21-071. Specific instructions for applications to each NIH Institute or Center are available here.

Funding for Fellows: Next Generation Grants

SD CFAR’s Next Generation grants are designed for postdoctoral fellows supported by T32, D43, and R25 awards. These grants provide critical funds to help fellows collect and analyze data in support of their CDA applications. Up to $10,000 in direct costs may be requested for a one-year Next Generation grant. Only two more applications will be funded through March 31, 2021. Don’t delay – apply today! View details and download an application form here

SD CFAR International Pilot grants

The SD CFAR International Core offers Pilot grants to investigators in seven countries. Preference is given to supporting projects based in Mexico and Mozambique, and funds are also available to support meritorious projects in Brazil, India, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and Ukraine. Our focus countries offer the potential for long-term collaboration between investigators at UC San Diego and one or more academic or government entities. The maximum award is US$40,000 in direct costs for one year.

Applications due: April 1, 2021 

CDC Funding Opportunity: PS21-210 Partnering and Communicating Together

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) focuses on communities highly impacted by HIV and in jurisdictions where the epidemic is most prevalent, new infections are taking place, and that have been previously overlooked by similar programs. Applicants must demonstrate ability to leverage existing organizational structure, networks, and communication platforms to disseminate Let’s Stop HIV Together campaigns and other CDC HIV resources via one or both categories: Category A: Digital and Social Media–Disseminate Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign materials and other CDC HIV resources via various digital communication channels; Category B: Events–Disseminate Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign materials and other CDC HIV resources via exhibits, workshops, digital and print advertisements, conference bag inserts, and other mechanisms (e.g., pride events, town halls, tours, forums).

Applications due: April 5, 2021 

International Training Fellowships 

This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level.

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Applications close on 7 May 2020.

 

The Interstellar Initiative: 2020 – 2021 Workshop 

The 2020-2021 Interstellar Initiative will address challenges in the area of Healthy Longevity. It will focus on exploring molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms of aging, and the relationship between aging and diseases such as cancers, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, hormonal disorders, and other chronic age-related conditions with the ultimate goal of improving the healthspan and preventing pathological aging.

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Applications close on 7 May 2020.

 

The World Academy of Sciences Cooperation Visits Programme 

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD not earlier than 2015 and are from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany. The visits will have a duration of no more than three months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

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Applications close on 18 May 2020.

 

AquaticPollutants 

The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are pleased to pre-announce a joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources.

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Application closes on 18 May 2020

POSTPONED – SD CFAR grant due dates in 2020:<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/grants/>

 

*   Developmental

grants<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/grants/developmental-grants/>:
Applications are now being accepted via InfoReady
Review<https://ucsd.infoready4.com/#homePage>. Emerging investigators
are encouraged to apply. Extra weight is given to applications
addressing the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative. Full details on
applying for this opportunity are available on the SD CFAR
website<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/grants/developmental-grants>.
Due date: Thursday, June 18, at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. As of now, we
are planning a second application cycle due in December 2020, after
the National CFAR Meeting

Notice of Special Interest: NOT-CA-20-022:

Use of Biological “High” or”Medium” Priority AIDS Research on Non-AIDS-defining or AIDS-defining
Cancers:<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-20-022.html> The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression,
diagnosis, and treatment of malignancies observed in individuals with an underlying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), particularly the non-AIDS defining malignancies which are now a leading cause of death in HIV-infected individuals.First Available Due Date: May 7, 2020

 

NIH Funding Opportunity: RFA-OD-19-029, The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (November 25,
2020):

<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-19-029.html> Invites research applications that examine sex and gender factors and their intersection in understanding health and disease; and research
that addresses one of the five objectives from Strategic Goal 1 of the new 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research “Advancing Science for the Health of Women.”
Application due date: November 25, 2020

 

NIH Funding Opportunity: NOT-OD-20-049, Notice of Special Interest:Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Influences(January 25, 2021):

<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-049.html>
One-year supplements limited to $100K direct costs. Supports preclinical and/or clinical research and must include either adding the opposite sex/gender, increasing sample size, or analyzing existing data to investigate the role of sex/gender. Parent grant must have 16 months remaining from the due date Application due date: January 25, 2021

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (February 6,2021):

<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-20-030.html> NIAID and NIGMS are issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). NIAID is particularly interested in projects focusing on viral natural history, pathogenicity, transmission, as well as
projects developing medical countermeasures and suitable animal models for pre-clinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics against 2019-nCoV. NIGMS is specifically interested in incorporation of data from the 2019-nCoV into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive models for the spread of Coronaviruses and related pathogens.
Applications in response to this NOSI must be submitted using the PA-18-935 Funding Opportunity<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pa-18-935.html>.Expiration Date: February 6, 2021

 

Funding for Fellows: Next Generation

Grants<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/grants/next-generation/>SD CFAR’s Next Generation grants are designed for postdoctoral fellows supported by T32, D43, and R25 awards. These grants provide critical funds to help fellows collect and analyze data in support of their CDA applications. Up to $10,000 in direct costs may be requested for a
one-year Next Generation grant. View all of the details and download an application form here<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/grants/next-generation/>.

 

Non-NIH Funding

Opportunities:<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/news-events/non-nih-funding-opportunities/> In addition to NIH, many public and private organizations support HIV research. If you are interested in exploring other funding sources for
your HIV projects, check out our other Non-NIH Funding Opportunities<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/news-events/non-nih-funding-opportunities/>on the SD CFAR website.

SD CFAR grant due dates in 2020: International Pilot grants will be accepted only once this year on Wednesday, April 1. We are not scheduling an October cycle due to the National CFAR Meetings in San Diego in early November. The next due date for Developmental grants is Monday, May 18, because the review committee can only meet in early June. Please note these dates. Additional announcements will follow, and you are always welcome to email questions to cfar@ucsd.edu.

 

NIH Funding Opportunity: RFA-CA-20-016: HIV/AIDS and the Tumor Niche (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed):

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance our understanding of the role of the tumor niche or microenvironment in the risks, development, progression, and diagnosis of cancer observed in individuals with an underlying HIV infection or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

LOI due date: 30 days prior to application due date

Application due date: April 15, 2020.

 

Notice of Special Interest: NOT-CA-20-022: Use of Biological “High” or “Medium” Priority AIDS Research on Non-AIDS-defining or AIDS-defining Cancers: The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of malignancies observed in individuals with an underlying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), particularly the non-AIDS defining malignancies which are now a leading cause of death in HIV-infected individuals.

First Available Due Date: May 7, 202

   International Pilot

Grants<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/grants/international-pilot/>:
Applications are now being accepted from emerging investigators who hold faculty-level appointments in one of seven focus countries. Priority is given to applications from Mexico and Mozambique. Applications from investigators based in Brazil, India, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and Ukraine are also considered. Full details on
applying for this opportunity are available on the SD CFAR website<https://cfar.ucsd.edu/en/grants/international-pilot/>.
Due date: Friday, May 1, at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Please note we are
only accepting these applications once in 2020 due to the National
CFAR Meeting scheduled in San Diego in early November.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL AND LABORATORY PHD/DPHIL OR POST-DOCTORAL COVID-19 FELLOWSHIPS

Please note the due date for the COVID-19 Fellowships has been moved earlier to 30 APRIL 2020′

The Training for Research Excellence and Mentorship in Tuberculosis (TRENT) is a consortium of the University of
Zimbabwe, the Biomedical Research Training Institute (BRTI), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to provide multi-disciplinary training to junior scientists to strengthen research capacity and promote high quality, innovative, and locally relevant HIV/TB and related research. The programme is supported by the NIH/Fogarty International Center in the United States of America. The TRENT programme invites applications for DPhil/PhD and post-doctoral fellowships who would like to focus on COVID-19 research. The fellowship is on offer for one year, with a possibility of a renewal.

For more information Click here:

Register here:

dministrative Supplements for P30 Cancer Centers Support Grants (CCSG) to Stimulate Research in Non-AIDS Defining Cancers (NADCs) in Aging Populations (March 31, 2020):

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces an opportunity for supplemental funding to stimulate
research in non-AIDS defining cancers (NADCs) among aging HIV+ individuals via support of pilot projects at NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CC). Findings from this supplement are aimed to expand our knowledge of the impact of aging on the pathogenesis of NADCs.
Request Receipt Due: March 31, 2020
Earliest Anticipated Start Date for Awards: July 1, 2020

 

One-Year FY2020 EHE CFAR Supplement Announcement (April 2, 2020):

We are pleased to forward the One-Year FY2020 EHE CFAR Supplementopportunity. Please see important information below and the attached supplement announcement for more details on requirements. Important
Internal SD CFAR Submission Processes and Deadlines: Please submit a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the SD CFAR Administrative Core(cfar@ucsd.edu<mailto:cfar@ucsd.edu>) by 12:00pm on Thursday, April 2. Attached is LOI guidance. Submitted LOIs will undergo review by SD CFAR leadership and the final four (4) proposals will be
selected for submission.

Research Topics:
·         EHE Team-initiated Implementation Research –  $200,000.Direct Costs (Maximum of 2 applications/CFAR)
·         Reaching Cisgender Heterosexual Women with PrEP – $150,000.Direct Costs (Maximum of 1 application/CFAR)
·         Evaluating and Developing Data-Driven Messages and.Communication Strategies for EHE  – $150,000 Direct Costs (Maximum of.1 application/CFAR)

In summary, a total of four (4) applications as noted above will be submitted to NIAID through the SD CFAR Administrative Core.

UC San Diego Global Health Institute Funding Opportunities (April 15,2020):

UC San Diego’s Global Health Institute (GHI) is excited to announce multidisciplinary funding opportunities for 2020. GHI is seeking proposals for three different funding opportunities:

*   Research and Travel Grants for Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows, maximum funds $10,000/research project, $1,500/person for travel. Apply here<https://forms.gle/SjQDrDrPEcwonK2S7>.

*   Student Field Experience/Research Awards, maximum funds
$2,000/student. Apply here<https://forms.gle/xdkFkG8SU3toEbv47>.
*   Student Intern Opportunities via the Global Health Interns
Program, maximum funds $5,000/team. Apply
here<https://forms.gle/RaUboqQ4KhPSXkMx7>.

NIH Funding Opportunity: RFA-CA-20-016: HIV/AIDS and the Tumor Niche
(U54 Clinical Trial Not

Allowed):<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-016.html> The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance our understanding of the role of the tumor niche or microenvironment in the risks, development, progression, and diagnosis
of cancer observed in individuals with an underlying HIV infection or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). LOI due date: 30 days prior to application due date (March 15, 2020)
Application due date: April 15, 2020

 

UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) RFP (April 22,2020):

UC Research Initiatives in the UC Office of the President is pleased to issue the UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives.Request for Proposals for award year 2021. This Request forProposals<https://ucop.edu/research-initiatives/programs/mrpi/2021mrpirfp.pdf> includes opportunities for both 2-year Planning/Pilot Awards and
multiyear Program Awards. The MRPI opportunity is open to UC faculty and researchers in any field of research and scholarship. LOI due date: April 22, 2020

OWSD Early Career Fellowship 

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) has launched its Early Career Fellowship which is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000, generously provided by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and is offered to women scientists from eligible Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) who have completed their PhDs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects within the last 10 years and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the eligible countries. Early Career fellows are supported for two years to build up research groups that will attract international visitors, and to link with industry at their home institutes.

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Applications close on 15 April 2020.

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 

The Awards for Enterprise are open to anyone over 18 years of age, of any nationality, whose ground-breaking project is helping to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet. Candidates can apply in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage, and the environment. Laureates each receive USD 207,200 to advance their projects as well as a Rolex chronometer.

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Applications close on 15 April 2020.

National Geographic Early Career Grant 

Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. Grant projects last one calendar year or less and are typically funded for USD 5,000 and cannot exceed USD 10,000.

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Applications close on 22 April 2020.

 

Small Grants 2020

The aim of the small grants is to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork. The maximum small grant awarded is USD 6,130.

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Applications close on 27 April 2020.

 

The TWAS-Abdool Karim Award 

This award, named after TWAS Fellow and AAS Fellow Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, carries a cash award of USD 5,000. Professor Karim is a South African epidemiologist who has made pioneering contributions over the past 28 years to preventing HIV in adolescent girls and young women. This award is designed to honour women scientists in African countries for their achievements in Biological Sciences. Fellows of TWAS are not eligible.

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Applications close on 30 April 2020.

 

The TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award 

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, recognizes women scientists from scientifically and technologically lagging countries. It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 generously provided by Professor Al-Kharafi and will rotate among various fields of science. Professor Al-Kharafi is a Kuwaiti Chemist and the first woman to head a major university in the Middle East

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Applications close on 30 April 2020.

 

World Food Prize 

The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system.

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RFA-DA-20-028: Implementing the HIV Service Cascade forJustice-Involved Populations (March 30,
2020):<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-20-028.html>

NIDA is interested in research that addresses research gaps related to
the delivery of integrated treatment services for HIV and opioid use
disorder (OUD) among the justice-involved population in the US, with a
goal of improving treatment management and implementation.
LOI Due Date: March 30, 2020

 

Administrative Supplements for P30 Cancer Centers Support Grants
(CCSG) to Stimulate Research in HIV/AIDS Cancer Research Projects at
NCI-designated Cancer Centers (March 31, 2020):

The National CancerInstitute (NCI) announces an opportunity for supplemental funding in
support of projects that utilize biospecimens from the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR)* inventory (or another certified biorepository); data from existing cohorts; and/or biospecimens and
clinical data from the Cancer Center itself, including international partnerships of the Center. The primary goal of this initiative is to stimulate research in AIDS defining (ADCs) and non-AIDS defining cancers (NADCs) at the NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CC). This effort is aimed to expand the knowledge base of HIV/AIDS cancer pathogenesis, etiology, early detection, treatments, and cures.
Request Receipt Due: March 31, 2020
Earliest Anticipated Start Date for Awards: July 1, 2020

 

Administrative Supplements for P30 Cancer Centers Support Grants(CCSG) to Stimulate Research in Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment in HIV/AIDS Cancer Patients at NCI-designated Cancer
Centers (March 31, 2020):

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces an opportunity for supplemental funding to identify and
advance immunotherapy translational approaches for HIV/AIDS individuals with cancer. The primary goals will be the discovery and characterization of immunotherapeutic targets, the development of new immunotherapy treatment approaches, and the improved understanding of the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, all in order to advance new, more effective immune-based therapeutic regimens for patients
with HIV/AIDS-related cancers.
Request Receipt Due: March 31, 2020
Earliest Anticipated Start Date for Awards: July 1, 2020

 

1. Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment in HIV/AIDS Cancer Patients

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces an opportunity for supplemental funding to identify and advance immunotherapy translational approaches for HIV/AIDS individuals with cancer. The primary goals will be the discovery and characterization of immunotherapeutic targets, the development of new immunotherapy treatment approaches, and the improved understanding of the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, all in order to advance new, more effective immune-based therapeutic regimens for patients with HIV/AIDS-related cancers.

2.Non-AIDS Defining Cancers (NADCs) in Aging Populations – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces an opportunity for supplemental funding to stimulate research in non-AIDS defining cancers (NADCs) among aging HIV+ individuals via support of pilot projects at NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CC). Findings from this supplement are aimed to expand our knowledge of the impact of aging on the pathogenesis of NADCs.

3.     HIV/AIDS Cancer Research Projects (Bio Cohort)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces an opportunity for supplemental funding in support of projects that utilize biospecimens from the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) inventory (or another certified biorepository); data from existing cohorts; and/or biospecimens and clinical data from the Cancer Center itself, including international partnerships of the Center. The primary goal of this initiative is to stimulate research in AIDS defining (ADCs) and non-AIDS defining cancers (NADCs) at the NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CC).

 

 

 

NIH Funding Opportunity: RFA-AI-19-067: Digital, Limited Interaction Trials and Epidemiology (D-LITE): Targeting HIV Incidence in the United States (U01 Clinical Trial Required): The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications to conduct large-scale digital clinical trials to test whether digitally-delivered HIV prevention interventions can reduce HIV incidence among U.S. men who have sex with men (MSM) and/or transgender women and men.

LOI due date: February 20, 2020

Application due date: March 20, 2020

 

Funding for Fellows: Next Generation Grants

SD CFAR’s Next Generation grants are designed for postdoctoral fellows supported by T32, D43, and R25 awards. These grants provide critical funds to help fellows collect and analyze data in support of their CDA applications. Up to $10,000 in direct costs may be requested for a one-year Next Generation grant. View all of the details and download an application form here.

Seeking Applications for the 2nd Annual Dr. Eddie Mendez Scholars Award (February 14, 2020): The Dr. Eddie Mendez Scholars Award recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows from any discipline who are conducting research related to cancer, HIV, or other infectious diseases. The award was created to recognize Dr. Méndez’s commitment to cancer research and to supporting early-career underrepresented minority scientists and scientists with disabilities. Awardees will present at a scientific symposium on May 21-22, 2020 honoring Dr. Eddie Mendez and will have the opportunity to visit Fred Hutch and meet with faculty members.  The deadline to apply is February 14, 2020Application: https://apply.interfolio.com/69916. Contact Ana Parada with any questions.

Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-DK-19-019 (March 9, 2020): The “Food as Medicine: Food Insecurity and HIV-related Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)” funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks US domestic research projects that address how food insecurity affects HIV comorbidities, coinfections, and complications (CCCs) within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The approaches may address the pathways linking food insecurity and the development or exacerbation of CCCs; or they may evaluate the mechanisms whereby interventions that alleviate food insecurity improve CCCs. These mechanisms could be related to nutritional inadequacies or patient health-related behaviors.

Open Date: February 9, 2020

LOI Due Date: February 9, 2020

Application Due Date: March 9, 2020

NIH Funding Opportunity: RFA-DA-20-022: Assessing the Effects of Cannabinoids on HIV-Induced Inflammation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage basic science and preclinical research to determine the biological mechanisms underlying the effects of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system on HIV-associated persistent inflammation and its consequent effects on nervous system function.
LOI due date: February 11, 2020
Application due date: March 11, 2020