UNC Project-China team recruiting Early Career Researcher in HIV Communication

UNC Project-China is accepting applications for an Early Career Researcher supported by an NIH R01 grant. This research project focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating an HIV testing and linkage campaign using crowdsourcing. Primary responsibilities include coordinating and implementing the social media component of a crowdsourcing intervention, preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and assisting developing grant applications. The researcher will be based in Guangzhou, China at the UNC Project-China office as part of the SESH team. Email Ye Zhang with your CV, cover letter, and names of three references.

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

This program provides opportunities for promising postdoctoral fellows and doctoral-level scholars to conduct global health research at one of 24 established research sites abroad. Selected trainees receive a stipend, research funding, and health insurance for the 11-month training period. The due date for applications is November 1, 2015. Learn more here. Posted September 21, 2015

NRSA Postdoctoral Behavioral Sciences Fellowship

There is an opening in the NRSA Postdoctoral Behavioral Sciences Fellowship Program in HIV at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Learn more here. Posted September 15, 2015

Call for Abstracts for Dissemination and Implementation Conference

Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation will be held in Washington, DC from December 14 – 15, 2015.  Abstracts due August 20, 2015. Learn more here. Posted July 27, 2015

AVAC Advocacy Fellows Program Applications Open

AVAC has opened applications for the 2016 Advocacy Fellows Program. Visit their website for application materials. Applications due August 10, 2015. Posted July 20, 2015

Call for Abstracts for Public Health Education Conference

Conference will be held in Charlotte, NC from March 30 to April 1, 2016.  SOPHE is accepting abstracts until August 16, 2015. Learn more here. Posted July 20, 2015

Highlights from Adherence 2015 Talk

Michael Stirratt, the Program Chief of the Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Program in the NIMH Division of AIDS Research, spoke at the IAPAC Adherence Conference. See the slides for his “Highlights from Adherence 2015: Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities” presentation here. Posted July 1, 2015

Call for Proposals for 2015 Rural HIV Research and Training Conference

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015
Proposal Notification: Friday, July 10, 2015

For more information on conference tracks, proposal components, and more, visit this website. Posted May 10, 2015

CFAR Supplements

There are 4 opportunities for CFAR supplements this year. Since only one submission per category per institution is allowed, UNC will have a final selection before a final application is submitted to NIH. Please submit a pre-app by April 20, 2015 with the following:

1. Cover sheet identifying yourself and the topic you are applying for 2. 2 pages of text: 1 page on background, 1 page for specific aims and an outline of your scientific plan 3. Biosketch.

NIH is focusing on early stage investigators who are R01-eligible or applicants who are new to HIV research. They are seeking supplement applications from CFARs in the following scientific areas:

1. Advancing PrEP Delivery 2. HIV Transmission and Microepidemics 3. Projects that Highlight the Value Added from Inter-CFAR collaborations 4. Glycomics in HIV Co-Morbidities

The deadline for applications to be received at NIAID is May 22, 2015. Budget requests are a maximum of $100,000 Direct Costs per application. Funding will be for one year. See the full announcement here. Posted April 10, 2015

UNC CFAR Developmental Awards

The CFAR developmental core has released their request for proposals for Developmental Awards and Small Collaborative Clinical-Social Science Analysis Awards for 2015. Applications are due May 1, 2015. Visit the core webpage to learn more. Posted April 5, 2015

IRC Seeks Writer with Community Health Background

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) was just awarded a large USAID RFA in Liberia and they are in search of someone with a community health background who is a strong writer and strategic thinker, and interested in working for about one month, beginning ASAP. If you are interested, contact Yolanda Barbera  (Yolanda.Barbera@rescue.org). Posted April 4, 2015

Greensboro AHEC is hosting “Clinical Care in 2015: HIV, Hepatitis C and Vulnerable Populations”

The event will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (check-in at 8:00 a.m.) at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The purpose of the symposium is to provide health care providers with an update on the care and treatment of HIV infected patients who are now living longer lives. Register  here. Posted April 2, 2015

National HIV Prevention Conference Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED

The deadline for abstract submission is now April 17, 2015. Oral, panel, poster and roundtable presentation abstracts will be considered. The theme of the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference is: “Accelerating Progress: Prevent Infections. Strengthen Care. Reduce Disparities.” This theme emphasizes the interaction between prevention and care, the continuum of care, and decreasing disparities in outcomes and access. To learn more about abstract formats, submission guidelines, and conference tracks, please visit the 2015 NHPC conference website. Posted March 5, 2015

New RFA for Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01)

This FOA focuses on innovative research projects that have the potential to open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers. The nexus with substance abuse should be clearly described. This FOA is open to both individual researchers and research teams and is not limited to any one area of research on HIV and substance use. Learn more here. Posted January 10, 2015

Applications Open for the CFAR ADELANTE Awards Program

A new initiative started this year through the CFAR program called the CFAR ADELANTE awards program is accepting applications for concept proposals. This awards program is a partnership between the NIH, the Office of AIDS Research Hispanic Working Group and the Emory University CFAR, with the goal of decreasing HIV related health disparities in Hispanic and Latino populations in the US by supporting mentored research by early stage investigators who are focusing on these populations. More information available here. Posted November 11, 2014

HPTN Scholars Program

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is offering a scholarship program for early-career U.S. minority investigators funded through a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The program seeks to increase opportunities for scientists from groups under-represented in HIV prevention research. Successful applicants will be Investigators who have received their terminal degree (MD, PhD, etc.) and want to work with a mentor scientist in the Network to complete a research project based upon an existing HPTN research study. Additional information is available here. Posted November 6, 2014

Emory Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Seeks New Faculty Members

The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University seeks 2-3 scholars for tenure-track faculty appointments. Ideal candidates will have conceptual and methodological expertise that may include multi-level modeling, macro-social determinants of health, intervention development, dissemination and implementation, bio-psychosocial influences, social network methods, and health disparities. Candidates from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and those with a focus on cancer will be eligible for membership and participation in the Winship Cancer Institute. Applicants should send a letter of interest, desired rank, CV, and names and contact details for three professional references addressed to: Dr. Hannah Cooper, Search Committee Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop 1518-002-5AA, Atlanta, GA 30322. Alternately, an electronic submission can be sent to Ms. Ashley Mastin at ashley.mastin@emory.edu. Application screening begins January 15, 2015. See full announcement for position here. Posted November 4, 2014

Merck Research Laboratories Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

Merck has opened applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Infectious Disease. The position includes working with a highly collaborative team of scientists from Infectious Disease, Pharmacology, Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnostics, and academic laboratories to discover, develop and execute translational assays and model systems to elucidate mechanisms of HIV persistence and inform on eradication strategies. Fellow will independently design, execute, and analyze experiments to evaluate biomarker candidates and will have broad access to state-of-the art platform technologies to identify candidates and assess their translatability from preclinical to clinical application. See the application and more details here. Posted October 14, 2014

UNC Recruiting for Global Health Research Fellows

Dr. Charles van der Horst, recipient of the Fogarty Global Health Fellows Coordinating Center Award, is recruiting pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and junior faculty applicants to conduct global health research for 10-11 months and assist in training researchers around the globe. Visit the website for application and contact information. Posted September 24, 2014

NIH Funding Opportunity in Stigma Research

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications to characterize the role of stigma in health, life course development, and aging, both in the U.S. and globally, and to test interventions to prevent or reduce the impact of stigma at the individual, community, health care system, and policy levels. The goal of this FOA is to promote research addressing the health-related aspects of stigma, including the etiology and perpetuation of stigma; its impact on physical and mental health, well-being, life course development, and aging; its influence on health behaviors and on use, access to, and quality of received healthcare services; its contribution to health disparities affecting vulnerable demographic groups; and intervention strategies to reduce health-related stigma and/or the negative health and life course developmental impacts of stigma. Applications accepted three times per year through 2016. R03, R21, Research Grants  (R21) PA-13-246  and (R03) PA-13-247  accepted February 16, June 16, October 16. R01 new Research Grant (R01) PA-13-248 accepted February 5 , June 5 , October 5. Posted September 24, 2014

Program Officer Position Open at Division of AIDS

The Pathogenesis and Basic Research Branch of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) is seeking a Program Officer to oversee a broad portfolio of basic HIV research grants and to develop new funding opportunity announcements on high priority research topics, including HIV cure. Candidates must be US citizens with a PhD or MD and postdoctoral experience in a relevant field of study. For more information, visit here. Posted September 23, 2014

HIV Cure Curriculum in the works

A new curriculum is being designed for non-scientists, advocates and cure-enthusiasts as part of a collaborative project that brings together advocacy organizations (AVACProject InformCARE, and others) with leading researchers in the field. Find out more about the project here. Posted September 9, 2014

CIPHER Paediatric HIV Research Grants open

The Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) is accepting letters of intent for research grants to be dispersed in 2015. Funding is open to junior investigators who have never been a PI on a research grant and who wish to work for two years in an LMIC on pediatric HIV research with priority given to candidates from low and middle income countries. For more information, visit here. Posted September 2, 2014

2015 CROI Abstract Submissions

Late Breaker Abstract submission opens: December 2, 2014; submission deadline: January 8, 2014 The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) will take place from February 23 to February 26, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Posted September 2, 2014

UNC Global Accepting Applications for Global Partnership Awards

UNC Global is now accepting applications for 2014-2015 Global Partnership Awards, to be reviewed Oct. 5, Feb. 5 and April 5. These awards are designed to help sustain and develop partnerships between the UNC-Chapel Hill and international institutions. Awards will be made to support faculty, staff and students engaging in collaborations with colleagues at international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated UNC strategic or emerging partners. Individuals collaborating with colleagues at any international institution are welcome to apply. For more information, visit here. Posted September 2, 2014

Single Cell Analysis Program accepts “Follow That Cell” submissions

The Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP) is accepting submissions for the “Follow That Cell” Challenge, which seeks single cell technology that can detect different states of a single cell over time. For more information, visit here. Posted August 12, 2014

National Primate Research Centers

The NIH-funded National Primate Research Centers offer partnering opportunities to advance research using non-human primates. For more information, browse or search the areas of interest on the website and contact the NPRCs engaged in your specific area of interest. Posted August 12, 2014