Please note:  we are not running a competition in 2017 but are hoping to fund another round in the future.  To receive notifications of future CNIHR funding, please sign up for a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) listserv.  You can find your local CFAR by clicking here.

  • Awards will be funded for 1-2 years, up to $150,000 (direct costs) per year plus applicable indirect costs.  Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of satisfactory progress during year one.
  • Ten to twelve grants are anticipated to be awarded.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to contribute at least 25% of their time to the CNIHR project. Salary support for the CNIHR effort can be budgeted in the CNIHR project or can come from another source, e.g., an institutional start-up package.
  • Generally, funds may not be used to purchase computers unless they can be justified as key to the conduct of the study (data collection, tied to equipment, etc).
  • Funds may not be used to offset losses of funding incurred through non-renewal of grant funds or through decreases in grant funds due to across-the-board cuts.
  • Non-U.S. institutions’ indirect cost rates are limited to 8%.
  • Awarded funds may be used for salary, technical support, laboratory supplies, equipment, and travel to scientific conferences or other training activities directly related to the proposed research project.
  • Additional support outside of the grant will be provided for each award recipient and their CFAR mentor to attend the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) during the two-year award period.
  • Travel support will be provided only for mentors whose mentees are attending the CNIHR meeting at the above conferences and will be prioritized for CFAR-affiliated mentors.
  • Support for awardees to attend other program affiliated meetings including the IAS sponsored conferences may also be provided based on the availability of funds.