HIV Research Funding Available Now: New CFAR/ARI Boost Awards, ARI Strategic Support and Mentoring Awards, and Spring RAP Cycle all now open!

Dear UCSF HIV Research Community:

There are several current funding opportunities with deadlines in February and March, including a brand-new opportunity jointly sponsored by CFAR and ARI:

See below for further details!

2020 Funding Application and Award Nominations Now Open:

ARI Strategic Support Awards
Provides a total of up to $20,000 in funding for the support of projects over 1-2 years. Proposed projects may include, but are not limited to: Pilot research, secondary data analysis, and filling funding gaps in existing grants. More information on the ARI website.

ARI Liegler Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship
Recognizes individuals with an official appointment at UCSF who have shown extraordinary service and commitment toward advancing the scientific development and early careers of junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, interns, and/or students working in the field of HIV/AIDS at UCSF. Award amount is $5,000 for one year and can be used for unrestricted purposes including salary, equipment, supplies, and travel, to benefit the recipient’s teaching and mentoring needs. More information on the ARI website.

RAP Awards
The next round of Resource Allocation Program (RAP) applications are due March 2, 2020, 2PM PST. The following HIV research-specific funding opportunities are available:

More information and other funding opportunities on the RAP website.

CFAR/ARI HIV Research Boost Awards

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the CFAR/ARI Boost Awards, small grants with a rapid turnaround to support individuals and groups within the UCSF (and affiliates) HIV research community. This program provides reimbursement or direct purchases of $50-$5,000 per approved request. Boost Awards can be made to individuals or to groups.

Awards made to individuals are intended to “boost” or enhance HIV research productivity by providing timely crucial resources that cannot easily obtained through other funding mechanisms.

Funds are intended to be used to:

  • Enable a new HIV research grant application that is expected to be submitted within the next 12 months
  • Gather data needed for an HIV research grant application that is being revised for re-submission
  • Obtain supplemental data needed for a publication that is being revised for re-submission
  • Reduce obstacles encountered during a currently funded research project.
  • Provide opportunities for training that would otherwise be unavailable.

Awards made to groups are intended to provide support for activities that benefit a segment of the local HIV research community. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Support for an HIV-research related conference, symposium, seminar, training, workshop, exhibit or other event of interest
  • Funds for specialized shared equipment, software, or other technology. This includes requests for matching funds from UCSF necessary for institutional grant applications.

Other ideas may be eligible. Please email [email protected] if you have a question about whether your idea could be funded.
More information here.