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HIV INTERDISCIPLINARY NETWORK FOR PATHOGENESIS RESEARCH IN WOMEN (U19): RFA-AI-07-009

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Release date: January 31, 2007

Letter of intent receipt date: May 14, 2007

Application receipt date: June 25, 2007

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications from single institutions and consortia of institutions to participate in the HIV Interdisciplinary Network for Pathogenesis Research in Women program. The purpose of this new request for applications (RFA) is to support research that will expand knowledge of the pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in women through investigations of female-specific biologic mechanisms that impact HIV transmission and HIV disease acquisition, manifestations, and progression in women. The NIAID anticipates awarding a total of $6 million in FY 2008 to support the program. The NIAID anticipates three to four awards in response to this RFA. This initiative will be funded using the multiproject Cooperative Agreement (U19) award mechanism. A minimum of two research projects and an administrative core must be proposed. Eligible organizations include for-profit or nonprofit organizations; public or private institutions such as universities, colleges, hospitals, or laboratories; units of state and local governments; and eligible agencies of the federal government. Foreign institutions are not eligible to apply as the primary applicant; however, federal organizations may enter into a consortium with a domestic institution as the primary applicant. Eligible principal investigators (PIs) include any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. A PI may submit only one application; however, a PI may serve as a project leader and/or scientific core leader on another multiproject application if there is no scientific overlap with the application submitted by the PI. An institution …

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