Collaborative Opportunity Fund


The HARC Center Collaborative Opportunity Fund provides seed grants for new collaborations to study HIV-host interactions. The goal is to mesh structural and functional studies of HIV-host interactions performed within the Center with those of outside collaborators such that they inform and build on one another in pursuit of structural/functional insights and ultimately effective anti-HIV therapeutics. A major goal of this seed funding program is to support recipients' transition to independent funding and it is expected that recipients will actively pursue this goal.

New and non-HIV investigators with interests relevant to the Center's research foci are encouraged to apply for funding.  We are particularly interested in recruiting young investigators and new-to-the-HIV field investigators (even if established in other areas).  We are committed to increasing ethnic and gender diversity in the Center, and encourage qualified applications from females and other underrepresented groups.

Applicants must hold a faculty appointment at an institution in the United States that is eligible to administer NIH funds.  Priority will be given to early-stage investigators who are either new to the HIV field or young investigators.  Young investigators awarded a collaborative grant through this program will also receive access to resources to assist them with the first R01 application.

Applications are currently closed.  Join the Mailing List to receive updates and information.  

Deadline: TBD Spring 2020

Funding to Start: Sept. 1, 2020

Funds available: TBD

Eligibility: Applications are open to faculty at qualified institutions in the United States. Priority will be given to early-stage investigators who are either new to the HIV field or young investigators.

Contact HARC Program Manager, Melanie Brewer, with any inquiries.


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