The NIH has opened the 2019 Adelante RFA. Adelante - meaning forward or onward in Spanish - embodies the primary mission of this mentored research program. Through Adelante, the Centers for AIDS Research strive to develop early-career investigators who focus on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
In this program, co-administered through the District of Columbia and Emory CFARs, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) will support 2-year Adelante Team projects that include a 4 month Research Preparation period followed by a Research Implementation period of approximately 20 months. The goals of the program are to decrease HIV-related health disparities in the Hispanic/ Latino community and to promote the mentored development of new investigators to focus on HIV/AIDS in Hispanic/Latino populations.
Each CFAR Adelante Team will consist of a Principal Investigator (PI)/ Scholar, a CFAR Mentor, and a Collaborating Partner, who each meet the eligibility criteria. Proposed research should be community based and reflect local Hispanic/Latino-community needs, as identified by science and the local community. Research proposal topics may include but are not limited to:
- Health disparities in the incidence of new HIV infections or in treatment outcomes of those living with HIV/AIDS.
- Studies that examine factors that increase HIV risk in diverse Hispanic populations;
- The cause of disparate outcomes of HIV infection and factors that influence pathogenesis in Hispanic populations;
- Factors driving the social stigmatization of HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community;
- Pilot interventions to engage faith-based organizations in the effective promotion of stigma reduction, HIV prevention promotion, HIV testing, timely linkage to HIV/AIDS care, and/or participation in research for experimental AIDS vaccines, biomedical prevention interventions, and treatment regimens;
- Interventions to increase the frequency of HIV testing in Latino/Hispanic populations, timely linkage to care, earlier treatment initiation, better adherence to regimens, improved retention in care, and/or viral suppression;
- Developing or testing novel, culturally-sensitive interventions for care coordination, particularly those that take a comprehensive approach to co-morbid medical and social service needs;
- Behaviors after a negative HIV test (e.g., repeat HIV-testing, partner communication, use of PrEP or other prevention strategies), particularly in vulnerable and high risk Latino/Hispanic sub-populations such as drug users, sex workers, partners of HIV+ individuals, and young men who have sex with men;
- Development and testing of culturally-responsive interventions to optimize repeat HIV testing, including interventions that reach individuals using technology (e.g., social media, messaging, applications on hand-held devices).
Applicants may request up to $75,000 (direct costs) per year, plus applicable indirect costs, not to exceed $150,000 in total costs per year. This funding may be used for salaries, technical support, laboratory supplies, equipment, enrollment in training classes or workshops, travel to the CFAR Mentor's institution, or other research or training-related activities.
You can find more details and the full RFA at the Adelante website here.
Additionally, we will be hosting an information webinar on Thursday, December 13th at 12 pm EST. Dial information is below and also available on the website.
Time: Dec 13, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/368789867
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