The NIH has reopened the 2017 Adelante RFA. Adelante – meaning forward or onward in Spanish – embodies the primary mission of this mentored research program. Through Adelante, the Centers for AIDS Research strives to develop early-career investigators who focus on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
In this program co-administered through the District of Columbia and Emory CFARs, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) will support 2-year Adelante Team projects that include a 4 month Research Preparation period followed by a Research Implementation period of approximately 20 months. The goals of the program are to decrease HIV-related health disparities in the Hispanic/ Latino community and to promote the mentored development of new investigators to focus on HIV/AIDS in Hispanic/Latino populations.
Each CFAR Adelante Team will consist of a Principal Investigator (PI)/ Scholar, a CFAR Mentor, and a Collaborating Partner, who each meet the eligibility criteria. Proposed research should be community based and reflect local Hispanic/Latino-community needs, as identified by science and the local community. Research proposal topics may include but are not limited to:
- effective promotion of stigma reduction;
- HIV prevention-focused research;
- elucidating factors that increase HIV risk in diverse Hispanic populations;
- identification of the cause of HIV comorbidities that disproportionately affect Hispanic populations and influence pathogenesis;
- culturally sensitive interventions for HIV detection and care coordination; or
- means to better understand the cumulative effect of multilevel factors that may impede or facilitate all points of the HIV prevention-and-care continuum for Hispanic/Latino individuals.
Applicants may request up to $75,000 (direct costs) per year, plus applicable indirect costs, not to exceed $150,000 in total costs per year. This funding may be used for salaries, technical support, laboratory supplies, equipment, enrollment in training classes or workshops, travel to the CFAR Mentor’s institution, or other research or training-related activities.