Revision Applications for Research on Assessing the Role of Stigma in HIV Prevention and Care (R34)
Grant Amount: The NIMH intends to commit approximately $1,000,000 in FY 2014 to fund 4-6 grants in response to this FOA and the companion announcement.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) aims to support research on the role of stigma in HIV prevention and care. Specifically, NIMH is encouraging revision applications to augment currently active AIDS-related NIMH R34 grants. Revision applications should employ state-of-the-science methodology to validate existing stigma measures and examine the impact of HIV-associated stigma on HIV prevention and care uptake and HIV-related outcomes. Applications can also propose to examine reductions in HIV-associated stigma as an outcome of ongoing HIV prevention and care interventions and/or conduct pilot work to develop interventions to decrease HIV-associated stigma. All applications should define the HIV-associated stigma of interest, employ reliable and valid measures of HIV-associated stigma and provide a strong rationale for how the proposed project will add critical data toward the understanding of the role of stigma in HIV prevention and care.
This FOA seeks to move the research field forward by developing and testing effective assessment and intervention tools that will capture and mitigate the negative impact of HIV-associated stigma on HIV prevention and care efforts. The research is on-going, thus, this FOA specifically seeks to build on the current research efforts to address HIV prevention along the testing to viral suppression continuum: to examine if and how HIV-associated stigma acts as a barrier to seeking testing and treatment; to examine whether current efforts to increase uptake of the steps along the continuum to viral suppression also have an impact on HIV-associated stigma; and to develop novel interventions to reduce HIV-associated stigma with subsequent impact on HIV-related outcomes.
Examples of research topics of interest to NIMH include, but are not limited to, the following:
Validation studies on existing measurement tools for HIV-associated stigma, with priority given to those studies that examine stigma across multiple groups (e.g., community and PLHIV) or at multiple levels (e.g. PLHIV and health care workers) and assess the association of stigma with modifiable structural factors; Studies that assess, using reliable and valid measurement tools, the impact of HIV-associated stigma on one or more of the following steps: HIV testing, access to and uptake of HIV-related care and treatment; Studies that examine reduction of HIV-associated stigma as an outcome from ongoing interventions that seek to increase testing, linkage to care and other steps on the continuum to viral suppression; Studies to develop interventions to reduce HIV-associated stigma, in cases where it is reliably documented as being a barrier to HIV prevention and care efforts and where HIV-related outcomes could serve as endpoints to examine in future studies.
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Number of Awards Given
4 to 6 awards
Award Amount Notes
The NIMH intends to commit approximately $1,000,000 in FY 2014 to fund 4-6 grants in response to this FOA and the companion announcement.
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Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at Grants.gov.
It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_General_Adobe_VerB.pdf), 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.
Companion Funding Opportunity: RFA-MH-14-140, R01 Research Project Grant.
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