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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 for activities within the United States.


Funds may be used for any HIV/AIDS research-related purpose, including salary/wages (e.g. temporary employee to assist in data collection or analysis), consultant costs, equipment, travel, supplies, or study subject incentives. Costs of up to $2,500 per approved request will be supported.


Any CFAR faculty member who is eligible to apply for NIH funding as a PI. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Laura Enders (585-273-2939), before applying, to discuss their planned proposal and its suitability for this RFP. *Restrictions: No more than 1 grant per PI or per project will be awarded in a year. Funding is restricted to activities within the United States.

 View the Micro Grant PA.

Reviews and Awards

Submission deadlines for micro grants are the 1st and 15th of every month.  Submissions are reviewed and decisions are made in about 2 weeks from each deadline.  Up to 2 awards per month and a maximum of 4 micro grants per quarter will be awarded. Priority in the next quarter will be given to those applications submitted after these maximum monthly and quarterly awards have been met.*Restrictions: No more than 1 voucher per PI or per
project will be awarded in a year.

To learn more about our voucher program, please contact