NIH/PEPFAR Collaboration for Implementation Science (Admin Supp)
Grant Amount: The Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, through NIH, intends to commit a total of $7 million in FY14 to fund approximately 14-20 awards.
The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage implementation science research of relevance to PEPFAR programs that will focus on the multiple challenges being encountered by many programs in resource-limited countries when they attempt to deploy effective prevention, treatment, and integrated interventions against HIV/AIDS. Studies should reflect the needs and priorities of the countries or regions in which they are to be conducted, but also produce results that are quantifiable and applicable to diverse circumstances and geographic areas. Another objective is to incorporate capacity building and/or local investigators in the proposed work.
Projects will be awarded that apply accepted implementation science methodology while building in-country research capacity and that focus on one or more of the specific areas of research detailed in this notice. Current grantees are encouraged to develop partnerships with local researchers and researchers from other disciplines that can best address the research question. Collaborations are encouraged and may combine expertise in anthropology, business and public administration, clinical decision-making, data management, economics, epidemiology and statistical methods, individual and systems-level behavioral change, information science, learning theory, engineering, marketing and/or organizational and management theory. Due to the limited time frame, secondary analyses of existing data sets or pilot projects of innovative approaches are also encouraged.
The specific research areas below were developed through discussions with PEPFAR field staff, United States Government agency headquarters staff involved in PEPFAR programming, the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board, the NIH and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC).
I. Implementation Science for Treatment Programs; II. Metrics for Quality of Care; III. Identification/Diagnosis and/or Prevention of Tuberculosis (TB) Disease; IV. Linkage of non-HIV services with HIV care; V. Focus on Key Affected Populations (KAP) (FY 2014 PEPFAR Technical Considerations note that “Key Populations are persons who are affected by punitive laws, regulations and policies, stigmatized and marginalized, and disproportionately affected by HIV. This includes men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons [TG], people who inject drugs [PWID], and sex workers [SWs]); VI. Focus on Adolescents; VII. Training and Health Systems; VIII. Mother-to-Child Transmission and Maternal Health.
The proposed research must fall within the scope of work of the parent grant and, once awarded, will be managed according to the rules and regulations of the NIH institute through which the project is funded. The application may not include initiation of a new research site for this study.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institute on Drug Abuse US Department of Health and Human Services Division of Intramural Research Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Fogarty International Center National Cancer Institute National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Public Health Service Public Health Services National Institutes of Health Office of Communications Division of International Training and Research National Institute of Mental Health National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
City Agencies Colleges/Universities Commercial Organizations Community Based Organizations County Agencies Educational Organizations/Institutions Federal Government Agencies International Agencies IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations Nonprofit Organizations Religious Organizations Schools State Agencies Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
14 to 20 awards
Award Amount Notes
The Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, through NIH, intends to commit a total of $7 million in FY14 to fund approximately 14-20 awards. This will be divided into two categories: $5 million for awards addressing the topic areas in category I-VII above, the remaining $2 million is designated specifically for PMTCT projects addressing the topic areas in category VIII above.
The project and budget periods must be within the currently approved project period for the existing parent award and may not exceed 12 months.
Adolescents HIV International Cooperation Medical Treatments and Therapies Patient Care Perinatal Transmission Research Programs TB Prevention Training Programs
Applicants are required to prepare applications according to the current application forms in accordance with the Application Guide. For electronic submissions, applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this announcement, or use the eRA Commons streamlined submission process.
All forms should be completed for the supplemental activities only and should not reflect funding or activities for the previously awarded parent award.
It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the Application Guide (SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/#inst) or PHS 398 Application Guide, as appropriate) except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
For information on Application Submission and Receipt, visit Frequently Asked Questions – Application Guide, Electronic Submission of Grant Applications (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/faq_full.htm#application).
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