The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to commit $4 million to fund 8 to 10 awards in fiscal year 2012 to support implementation science projects that will inform the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as it develops more efficient and cost-effective methods to deliver HIV prevention, treatment, and care for drug-using populations.
Letters of Intent Due: July 1, 2011
Applications Due: August 1, 2011
The announcement, HIV/AIDS Implementation Science Targeting Drug Using Populations: A Collaboration With PEPFAR, is designed to launch multidisciplinary implementation research collaborations between U.S. and foreign-based institutions and aims to combine field-based, real-time and real-world opportunities with a rigorous, science-based approach to implement, scale up, and evaluate HIV/AIDS interventions for persons who use drugs in diverse settings. It will support collaborations across countries in the same geographic region as well as within countries and among subpopulations within countries. Because sustainability and country ownership of programs is a goal of PEPFAR programs, it is essential that applicants provide training to local partners/collaborators to facilitate sustainability and engage, where feasible, governmental and civil society sectors.