Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Brief Synopsis from Sponsor: The Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (D-CFARs) program supports research and administrative infrastructure, and translational HIV/AIDS research activities at institutions that receive significant HIV/AIDS funding from NIH Institutes or Centers.  The purpose of the D-CFAR is to provide support for applicants ultimately seeking a standard CFAR. A D-CFAR will allow the applicant to develop collaborations, to experiment with Core facilities that may be important to support HIV/AIDS investigators at the institution, and to build and strengthen any deficiencies that might adversely affect an application for a standard CFAR award, which could ultimately lead to the development of a competitive standard CFAR application.  The emphasis expected in a D-CFAR application will be the identification and clear description of gaps or deficiencies that would hinder development of a competitive CFAR application, and Core facilities that would reduce or eliminate these gaps. D-CFARs are intended to promote NIH HIV/AIDS research efforts at the D-CFAR institution(s).  The proposed D-CFAR priorities should align with the NIH HIV/AIDS priority topics of research for support using AIDS-designated funds (NOT-OD-15-137). 

Please read full opportunity linked above before submitting your proposal.

Maximum Award Amount: A base of up to $1,000,000 total costs per center per year will be awarded. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years. 

Be aware: Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed. UofL will decide which to submit via an internal application process determined by peer review. Anyone interested in submitting for this program must first submit an internal application to with the opportunity title in the subject line and copying the applicable research dean, by 5 p.m. on the date listed above, including the following materials:

  • A summary of the proposal (maximum two pages);
  • A paragraph describing why you would be the most competitive candidate for this program;
  • Your current curriculum vitae;
  • A cover page that contains:
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal;
    • Your name, position, and UofL office contact information;
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if applicable).

Reviewers will judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put forward competitive internal proposals. Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria as well as the UofL strategic goals.

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to by the internal deadline listed above.

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