CFAR logoThe UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is soliciting proposals for small grants of up to $30,000 for one year to support emerging HIV Investigators (clinical, basic, and social scientists, including Pediatrics, OB-GYN, Internal Medicine, etc.) with terminal degrees who are seeking to fund new ideas in HIV research. Research can be basic, translational, clinical, biostatistical, or social/behavioral, and can address treatment, transmission, or prevention.

The purpose of these awards is to provide seed money for new ideas in HIV research that will lead to applications for outside independent NIH funding. The success of the UNC CFAR is measured by the number of subsequent NIH grants that our Developmental Awardees receive.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 17, 2017. All submissions should be emailed as attachments to:

REVIEW CRITERIA: Proposals will be reviewed by senior investigators on the basis of:

-Standard NIH criteria of significance, innovation, approach, environment, the ability of investigator to carry out award

-Potential for future related NIH funding, including relevance of project to current NIH funding priorities

-Proposals from women and minority investigators will be given special consideration in the review process

Excellent general guidance on grant-writing from NIH can be found here.

Please see the “RFP” tab on the Developmental Core Page for details.

For additional information, please contact Cathy Emrick. All questions are welcomed.

The  Developmental Core will be conducting a webinar on Tues., March 28th, at 9 am EDT.  This free webinar will focus on applying for and implementing a 2017 CFAR Developmental Award, and will address the application process, NIH requirements, necessary documents, and more.  Both domestic and international research will be addressed and questions are welcomed.  You may send your questions to us beforehand or ask them via text at the time of the webinar.

To register, email  We will send out directions on how to attend the webinar at the time of your registration.