The purpose of this RFP is to encourage collaboration among investigators and the NIH-sponsored Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) by providing funding support for scientifically meritorious research projects that address the scientific objectives of the ATN in support of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. This funding opportunity is open to all investigators with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. Projects must be led by an ATN investigator or an investigator in collaboration with an ATN investigator, AND must include documented collaboration with health departments or community-based organizations (e.g., funded by CDC/HRSA) within EHE geographic areas. Junior- level investigators paired with appropriate senior mentors are encouraged to apply.
Application budgets are limited to $125,000 Total Costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is two years.
Letter of Intent Due Date: March 1, 2020
Proposal Due Date: March 23, 2020
Review Timeframe: May 2020
Award Issued: August 2020
The Third Coast CFAR is available for advice and consultation on planning for an application. Contact a research navigator to request this service.
About the ATN
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) aims to develop and conduct innovative behavioral, community- based, translational, therapeutic, microbicide and vaccine trials in HIV-at-risk and HIV-infected youth ages 12 to 24 years, with a focus on the inclusion of minors. The objectives and overarching goals of the ATN are to increase the numbers of at-risk youth who are aware of their serostatus, and for those who are diagnosed with HIV, to increase the numbers in each segment of the care continuum to 95% and to bend the infection rate curve downward toward zero.
Currently, the ATN is comprised of three U19s, each supporting a research program with a well-defined research focus supported by core (e.g. program management, analysis) infrastructures and any needed subject recruitment and enrollment capacity. Each U19 Program conducts a number of scientifically meritorious research projects and has enrollment capacities to permit an effective collaborative effort among the participating investigators. The ATN is further comprised of a U24 Coordinating Center to provide support, coordination, and operational infrastructure to the Network. The ATN’s structure allows for the ability to perform high priority studies generated from the Network and/or in collaboration with other networks, agencies and other outside investigators.