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B Cell Help Immunology Program for AIDS Vaccine Strategies (R01)

Grant Amount: Unspecified.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to: (1) support multidisciplinary projects that define the role(s) played by innate immunity and T cells in shaping the B cell response to HIV-1 antigens; and (2) identify strategies to modulate innate immune mechanisms and T cell differentiation pathways to optimize B cell helper functions for enhancing HIV-1 vaccines and generating long-term memory.

The objectives of the BCHIP for HIV-1 Vaccine Design are to support: (1) innovative studies that identify new immunization strategies to induce protective persistent antibody; and (2) studies that increase fundamental knowledge of the immunological mechanisms involved in the induction and regulation of B cell immune responses leading to protective HIV-1 antibody responses, both systemically and in the mucosa.

Due to the complexity of generating protective humoral responses to HIV-1, applications that leverage multidisciplinary collaborations in synergistic basic discovery research in immunology, virology and host genetics are encouraged. These collaborations may comprise the translation of existing critical knowledge and technologies from other fields for the benefit of HIV-1 vaccine design. Translation of the proposed hypothesis into immunogen design and/or immunization strategies for evaluation in animal models is encouraged.
Funding Organization
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Division of Intramural Research
Fund Category
Support Types
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
County Agencies
Educational Organizations/Institutions
Federal Government Agencies
International Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Award Amount Notes
The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact
Phone: (301) 435-0714
Technical Contact
Angela Malaspina,
Phone: (240) 292-6130
Fund Duration
5 years.
Research Programs
Vaccine Development Research
Application Process
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

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (, 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.
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