New CFAR Microgrant Awards
The Duke CFAR is excited to announce a new funding mechanism available to faculty level CFAR members. CFAR Microgrants of up to $20,000 will be now be available on an ad hoc basis throughout the year. These one year awards are intended to facilitate HIV/AIDS research by providing modest, but essential, resources that are not readily available from other sources. The Microgrant program is designed to support new NIH grant applications that will increase the HIV/AIDS funded research base at Duke.
Microgrant Awards should be used for
- Generating preliminary data for planned HIV/AIDS-related NIH grant applications with review by CFAR leadership. (Target RFA/FOA(s) required)
- Bridge funding for generating preliminary data to address a weakness for HIV/AIDS-related NIH R grants that received scores, but were not funded. (Summary statement required)
- Performance of specific experiments requested by manuscript reviewers. Must be HIV/AIDS-related. (Manuscript review required)
Funds may be used for any HIV/AIDS research-related purpose, including salary/wages (e.g. temporary employee to assist in data collection or analysis), consultant costs, and supplies, or study subject incentives.
- Duke faculty members who are eligible to apply for NIH funding as a PI.
- Early Stage Investigators
- Mid and Senior level investigators new to HIV research
- Applicants with a current K award must have NIH pre-approval
- Applicants on T32 Grants are not eligible
- Senior HIV investigators are rarely eligible and must have NIH pre-approval
- Funding is restricted to activities within the United States.
The application will be reviewed by an internal CFAR Committee. Turnaround time is < 1 month. Please email the completed application, along with your summary statement or manuscript review (if applicable) to Microgr.firstname.lastname@example.org