The Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group (EHE SWG), led by Drs. Inger Burnett-Zeigler and Gregory Phillips, is pleased to share that the NIH has released three RFAs for multi-year, collaborative research awards that will support the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative.

Respond: Epidemiology to End the HIV Epidemic (RESPOND: EEE)
RFA-AI-21-023 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches to End the HIV Epidemic (Treat and Diagnose Pillars)
RFA-AI-21-0
24 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Prevention Strategies to End the HIV Epidemic (Prevent and Diagnose Pillars)
RFA-AI-21-025 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Applicants must be collaborative teams between academic institutions and organizations that provide publicly-funded HIV services; the focus must be on at least one of the 57 EHE jurisdictions; and deadlines are in late July and early August. 

Many entities in Chicago have been successful in securing funds for EHE through NIH, CDC, and HRSA. The EHE SWG anticipates that there will be a great deal of interest in these new NIH RFAs. As such, the SWG leaders would like to hear from local HIV investigators, service providers, and policymakers regarding the ways the EHE SWG and CFAR can support collaboration and proposal development. Two preliminary ideas are:

  • Convening a public Zoom meeting to discuss topics for applications in the hope of facilitating very strong multi-institutional applications
  • Offering ‘matchmaking’ to investigators and community/health department partners in a smaller format (e.g., email or small Zoom meetings)

Many resources, trainings, and presentations on Implementation Science are publicly available through the:

Additional ideas for ways the EHE SWG can support applications from Cook County are very welcome. Please contact the EHE SWG Co-Directors or CFAR Associate Director Justin Schmandt to share input.