Department of Medicine

Indiana Center for AIDS Research

Indiana CFAR Grants Program

The Indiana Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is pleased to announce its new Junior Investigator Pilot Grants program. The purpose of this program is to support junior investigators embarking in an academic career in HIV/AIDS research.

Eligibility - applicants (MD or PhD) must be fellows, post-doctoral trainees, or faculty at the Instructor, Research Assistant Scientist, or Assistant Professor rank who are on the research track (or wish to enter the research track) and have no previous or current HIV-related federal grant support (except career development awards).

For applicants from IU Bloomington, Purdue, or Notre Dame, a co-mentor from IUPUI is required to be eligible for this award.

Topics covered – Applications will be considered in the broad area of HIV/AIDS research. Applications may be related to basic/laboratory, clinical, translational, behavioral, outcomes, or implementation science.

Amount and duration – Applicants may request funding up to $12,500 for 1 year. Awards will be made for one year with funding for a second year (if requested) contingent on progress during the first year and preparation of an application for external funding. Requested funds are to be used for direct costs (no indirect costs will be funded) of the proposed research and not for the salary(ies) or travel of the proposing investigators.

Application format – The proposal should be no longer than 4 pages (Arial font, 11 point type, 0.5 inch margins) and include a Title, Background/Rationale, Hypothesis/Study Objectives, Study Design, and Future Directions (how will this proposal support a future extramural grant in HIV/AIDS research). References do not count towards the 4 page limit.

Please also include within these 4 pages a Career Development section outlining your interest in HIV/AIDS research, your mentor’s (or mentors’) qualifications, and your training plan for period covered by the grant award.

An additional one page is required for the proposed Budget and Budget Justification.

An NIH biosketch (new format) is also required each from the Proposing Investigator and he primary mentor.

Application deadline – The next round of applications for are due November 15, 2016 for awards that will begin January 1, 2017.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emerson Hall 421