FY2021 EHE Supplements

The UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) announce the availability of supplement funding in support of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) Initiative, through the 2021 EHE CFAR/ARC Supplement Announcement. See full announcement for more information. Research topics are as follows:

  1. EHE Team-initiated Implementation Research (up to $200,000 for up to 1 year)
  2. Planning projects to address social and structural determinants of HIV using an intersectional framework in partnership with community to enhance efforts toward Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States (up to $200,000 for up to 1 year)

Each center is limited to submitting a maximum of three applications (one for topic 1; two for topic 2); therefore we are conducting an internal competition to determine which applications will go forward for submission to the NIH. Below are instructions for submitting concept proposals for this opportunity. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Funding

Supplement awards are for up to one year with maximum funding per application as listed above in Direct Costs. Awards will be made as supplements to the CFAR/CAPS grant.

Concept Proposal Application Process

To apply for this opportunity, please do the following:

  1. PLEASE SUBMIT CONCEPT PROPOSALS ELECTRONICALLY by completing the online form and attaching ONE FILE (MS Word or Adobe PDF) that includes the following three components by 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2021:
    1. Cover letter with title of proposed project (maximum of 81 characters), name and contact information of Project Director, and name(s) and contact information of Mentor(s), if applicable. Please also address the following:
      1. Include a table listing the key personnel to participate in the proposed project, including the following information: Names, degrees, institutional affiliations, and roles in project.
      2. Include a brief description of how you have addressed the purpose of this opportunity and the eligibility requirements described in the announcement.
      3. If you are a current EHE awardee, please provide a brief description of progress made to date.
    2. Description of proposal (limit one page, Arial 11 font or equivalent) briefly addressing the following:
      1. Background and rationale for the proposal
      2. Activities to be undertaken
      3. Expected outcome of these activities (value-added)
      4. Expected follow-up plan upon completion of the project
      5. A description of how the supplement and follow-up plan are expected to achieve this outcome.
        • Most importantly, clearly indicate how the proposed research activities are expected to lead to the development of stated goals. 
        • References cited do not count towards the one page limit (but are not required).
        • ​Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the review criteria listed in the full announcement.
    3. NIH-formatted Biosketch of Project Director. 

Please note that the webform will not request budgetary details, but we ask that investigators be sure that the aims of their proposals can be achieved with the given budget. Refer to the NIH Grants Policy Statement regarding allowable and unallowable costs. Please note that subcontract indirect costs are allowable and do not count towards the direct cost limit. Contact Lauren Sterling (cc: Frank Fernandez) if you have any budgetary questions.

After selection of the finalists (notified no later than March 10), budget and other business elements are due are due by 9a Monday, April 12, and research plan must be final by 9a Wednesday, April 14. Full applications will be submitted to NIH by the UCSF-Gladstone CFAR or the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.