The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications proposing innovative, high risk, high impact research to identify novel HIV vaccine concepts and targets. A further focus is to answer important scientific questions that will aid in the design and development of an effective immunogen that may provide long-term safe protection from either acquisition of, or ongoing infection by HIV.
The HIVRAD program is designed to fund projects that further address hypotheses crucial to the design of an efficacious HIV/AIDS prophylactic vaccine. Applications for five years of support should include plans that have advanced past the exploratory stage and include preliminary data. Less fully developed applications can request less than 5 years of support to establish feasibility.
This announcement solicits applications for the Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC), a component of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part F AETC Program. The mission of the AETC Program is to increase the number of health care professionals who are educated to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage people living with HIV (PLWH), and to help prevent high-risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission.
Prevention programs must be based on the actual needs of the relevant populations. There is evidence of an interaction of comorbid mental health factors, such as alcohol/drug use and abuse with high-risk sexual behaviors. Alcohol and drugs may provide a disinhibiting effect as an impetus to engage in unsafe behaviors, but a more complex conceptualization that includes mental health factors may be required to design effective prevention programs.
The Community Foundation Serving Coastal South Carolina is a public foundation that responds to the needs of people who live in South Carolina's coastal region. Through the Open Grants Program of its Public Trust Fund, the Foundation provides support in six program areas: arts, education, the environment, health, human needs, and neighborhood development. Health includes any illness, health education, wellness programs, and outreach programs to deliver health care to underserved groups.