Funding Opportunities

Pilot Award Program

The goal of this program is to stimulate new research on HIV/AIDS, including the formation of new, multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS research teams that leverage unique institutional strengths through direct funding for innovative and developmental research. From 2008-current the CFAR has distributed 27 awards to researchers across various dimentions of HIV/AIDS research in excess of $600,000 which have yielded a 10:1 return on investment in terms of new grant. To learn more about funding opportunities, please contact Jennifer Lynch.

Micro Grants Program

The Micro Grants Program is intended to facilitate HIV/AIDS research by providing modest, but essential, resources that will advance research objectives - but that are not readily available from other sources. Funds may be used to support existing NIH-funded research activity, or the generation of preliminary data for planned HIV/AIDS-related NIH grant applications.

Supplemental Award Program

The CFAR Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications from currently funded CFARs to apply for administrative supplements. The purpose of administrative supplements is two-fold:

  • To support a broad range of highly innovative research projects and pilot studies to address key gaps in our understanding of HIV/AIDS.
  • To support new investigators who have not yet received an NIH award in AIDS research as well as established investigators in non-HIV fields who have never received an NIH research award for HIV/AIDS studies. This funding will provide support for development of preliminary data to support an NIH research project grant application.

Voucher Program

To enhance the use and utility of cutting-edge instrumentation, CFAR offers funding vouchers for direct application to instrumentation that best suits research needs. Vouchers are competitively awarded and can provide up to $4,000 in user fees.

Recent Events

2013 World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day the CFAR hosted a scientific symposium featuring talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from students and post doctoral associates training at the UR.

Congratulations to this year's poster award recipients!
*David Griffith, Departments of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
*Meera Singh, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
*John DiMaio, Department of Chemistry
*Katherine Thomas, Department of Psychiatry
*Christopher Nishimura, Department of Microbiology and Immunology