OSP FO# 11-186

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

PROGRAM: Advancing HIV Prevention through Transformative Behavioral and Social Science Research (R01)

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to advance generalizable knowledge about HIV prevention through transformative behavioral and social science research. An underlying assumption for this funding opportunity is that methods of and findings from social and behavioral studies can make essential contributions to research that utilizes biomedical modalities. In addition, biomedical perspectives are essential for the advancement of social and behavioral HIV research on HIV prevention.

The objective of this research initiative is to expand the knowledge base for the development or implementation of interventions in a transformative way that has the potential to impact the prevention of HIV transmission or acquisition and result in decreases in HIV incidence within the United States at the population level.

Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Complex Models in HIV Prevention
  • Social Processes and Social Change
  • Advancing and Implementing Strong Behavioral Science for Integration into Biomedical Prevention Approaches
  • New Technologies for Information Management and Communication

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

Letter of Intent (optional): December 6, 2011
Proposal Due Date: January 6, 2012

FUNDING INFORMATION: This program will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism, and “Just-in-Time” information concepts. The participating ICs intend to commit $5 million in FY 2012 to fund 10 to 12 grants. Budgets for direct costs of up to $500,000 per year may be requested. This limit is exclusive of any consortium F&A costs. The total project period may not exceed 5 years.

Dianne Rausch, PhD
Division of AIDS Research
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6218, MSC 9616
Rockville, MD 20852-9616
Telephone: (301) 443-7281
Fax: (301) 443-9319
Email: drausch@mail.nih.gov
Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-12-080.html

REMARKS: NIH requires that applications to this program be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov). After submission via Grants.gov, applications will be retrieved and processed by the NIH Commons system (https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/index.jsp). In order to prepare a responsive application, PIs should download both the complete program guidelines (RFA-MH-12-080) and the corresponding application package from Grants.gov as well as the NIH Grants.gov Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm). PIs must also be registered Commons users.

For more information about Grants.gov and the NIH Commons, or to register as a Commons user, please contact either India Adams (adamsi@bu.edu) or A. B. Effgen (abeffgen@bu.edu)  in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at x3-4365. In addition, please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.