Grant: Addressing Priority Research Gaps in Paediatric HIV

Purpose of the CIPHER Grant Programme: to fund research projects with the potential to address critical questions related to emerging issues of growing up with HIV infection, or to address consequences of HIV or antiretroviral (ARV) perinatal exposure in HIV-uninfected children.

Deadline: 28 October 2016

Intended for: mentored early-stage investigators to advance paediatric HIV research and to fill critical knowledge gaps that impede paediatric HIV diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care in resource-limited settings. It does this by promoting and encouraging HIV research related to infants, children and adolescents, thereby contributing to scientific progress in the field. Scientific areas of interest include both clinical and operational research.

Awards will be funded for up to two years and for up to US$75,000 each per year (including direct research costs and applicable indirect costs).

Research Priorities: Clinical research and Operational research and implementation science

Eligibility Criteria

  • The PI must be an early-stage investigator, i.e., an individual who obtained her/his terminal research degree (e.g., PhD, MD followed by research training or MBBS) less than 10 years before the application deadline.
  • The PI must serve for the first time as primary PI. Primary PIs who previously received a non-training research grant exceeding US$ 30,000 are not eligible.
  • The PI must fulfill one of the criteria listed here prior to the submission deadline for the Letter of Intent.
  • The research project should demonstrate the potential to contribute to the optimization of HIV diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents affected by HIV in resource-limited settings by responding to identified research gaps.
  • Applications are encouraged from any country, but preference, approximately 80%, will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

For more information, please visit 2016/2017 CIPHER Grant Programme.

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