American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfar) funding opportunity

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Funding to support research by scientists outside the field of HIV that explores the potential for HIV eradication.

Total Cost Maximum: $1,000,000

Performance Period: 4 years (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2019)

Letter of Intent Deadline: August 13, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

Request application portal credentials: no later than 3:00 PM, August 10, 2015 (click here for request form)

Click here to see the RFP for detailed information about this funding opportunity.

amfAR has established a new funding mechanism known as Investment Grants to bring scientists outside the field of HIV/SIV to lend their experience and vision to curing HIV. Proposals must include collaboration with a scientist having a record of publications in the HIV field. Priority will be given to projects with the potential to improve upon current HIV cure strategies or identify undescribed challenges.

Principal investigator:

  • Must hold a doctoral-level degree
  • Must hold a faculty-level position at a nonprofit research institution
  • Must have verifiable competencies outside the field of HIV
  • Must collaborate with an experienced HIV cure research scientist