**THERE ARE NO CFAR PILOT GRANT RFP's AT THIS TIME**
The intent of a CFAR Developmental Core Pilot Grant is to support scientific studies for a period of 1 year to develop preliminary data for peer-reviewed research applications. Four general areas are eligible for support through the Developmental Core:
- Early Stage Investigators without previous R01 level funding
- Feasibility Studies
- Emerging research opportunities
- Established Investigators who are new to HIV/AIDS research
Additional information regarding eligibility:
- High priority for developmental awards will be given to junior faculty.
- The CFAR Development Core may be used to fund a collaborative study that encompasses two different scientific disciplines that may not have collaborated previously.
- Graduate students lacking a terminal degree are not eligible.
- Fellows (postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows) become eligible to apply for funding after completing at least 6 months of their fellowship.
- Prior approval from NIH Program Staff is required for developmental awards to senior investigators.
- The use of the CFAR Cores for development and implementation of your proposal is strongly encouraged.
- The CFAR Executive Committee is willing to consider funding meritorious CFAR Small Grant applications from investigators who have previously received CFAR Small Grant awards if:
- the previous CFAR Small Grant award was productive (i.e., resulted in peer-reviewed publications and/or subsequent funding)
- the “new” CFAR Small Grant application is in a research area different than the originally funded proposal (i.e. not an extension of the original work), and
- the new application receives a fundable score.
- Previous CFAR Small Grant recipients must have pre-approval from CFAR Developmental Core Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) before submitting a proposal.