The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications for pilot awards for HIV/AIDS research.

Third Coast CFAR Faculty Members are eligible to serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) on these grants. Affiliate Members are eligible to serve as co-PIs and collaborators. The PI must be a new investigator or an established investigator that has never received significant, independent NIH funding for HIV/AIDS research.

Third Coast CFAR membership is free and it is easy to sign-up here.

Pilot awards are intended for key preliminary studies in HIV-related basic, clinical, or behavioral research that will enable new NIH grant submissions and stimulate cross-institutional and/or cross-disciplinary collaborations.


Maximum project direct costs: $50,000

Letter of Intent Due: August 22, 2016

Application Due: September 14, 2016

Award Notification Expected: Oct-Nov 2016


Full RFA, with eligibility and application instructions, is available here.

Questions? Contact Fern Murdoch at f-murdoch@northwestern.edu