Dear CFAR Directors and Administrators,
NIMH has issued a time-limited call for administrative supplements to advance PrEP Implementation Science, with a due date of June 15. The FOA link is here.
This administrative supplement FOA is open to eligible P30 Centers (including CFARs and NIMH AIDS Centers), as well as select R01 and R34 awards conducting research related to PrEP.
Applicants are required to collaborate with Public Health Departments conducting Category 1 PrEP demonstration projects under CDC Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-PS15-1506 (CDC Project PrIDE). See the Project PrIDE website for information about that public health initiative and its sites. Local, state, or regional collaborations between eligible NIH applicants and relevant Public Health Departments are allowed.
For groups who had prior involvement with the ECHPP initiative, this funding opportunity parallels that work. The supplements would enhance the program evaluation activities of these CDC-funded PrEP demonstration projects through the addition of collaborative research designed to improve our understanding of real world approaches to PrEP planning, outreach, and delivery among MSM and transgender persons who are at substantial risk for HIV infection.
Note that CFAR applications in response to this FOA would need to be distinct from any PrEP-related applications coming forward under the current CFAR FY16 Administrative Supplement opportunity.
The due date is June 15, so applicants will need to move quickly. For more details, please see the administrative supplement FOA and other information below.
Mike Stirratt and Susannah Allison
NIMH Division of AIDS Research
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA):
“HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation Science in CDC-funded Public Health Demonstration Projects (Admin Supp)”
• The deadline for applications to be received is June 15, 2016.
• The supplements can be issued to eligible P30, R01, or R34 grants.
• Applicants are required to establish collaborative partnerships with Public Health Departments funded through the CDC Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-PS15-1506 (CDC Project PrIDE) to conduct PrEP demonstration projects.
• Applications must propose implementation science research that is non-duplicative with any existing program evaluation plans on the demonstration projects, and which is relevant to the aims of the parent NIH grant.
• CFAR applications in response to this FOA would need to be distinct from any PrEP-related applications coming forward under the current CFAR FY16 Administrative Supplement opportunity.
• Application budgets are limited to no more than $175,000 direct costs per year.
• The supplement project period must fit within the project period for the existing parent award (e.g., it cannot continue into a NCE period on the parent grant).
• The supplement project period may be up to 24 months (two years). Any second year activities should build on year one activities in discrete and separable ways. Funding for a second year supplement is highly contingent upon budget availability, as well as satisfactory progress.
• All PDs/PIs will be required to join a Steering Committee after award to foster coordination and collaboration among awardees, and should indicate this plan in the application.
• For guidance, questions, or contact information for the PrEP demo projects, contact Michael Stirratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.