Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement PS24-063: Minority HIV Research Initiative (MARI): Epidemiologic, Behavioral, and Implementation Science Research in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities Disproportionately Affected by HIV and Build Research Capacity Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support promising epidemiologic, behavioral, and implementation science research addressing the drivers of health inequities in racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV while strengthening the capacity for conducting such research among underrepresented investigators working in these communities. The NOFO supports CDC’s goals to promote health and reduce disease and disability by funding research that has the potential to result in high public health impact.
The NOFO is aligned with the federal initiative for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States (EHE) by 2030. The EHE plan encompasses the following four key strategies: (i) diagnose all individuals with HIV as early as possible; (ii) treat people with HIV rapidly and effectively to reach sustained viral suppression; (iii) prevent new HIV transmissions by using proven interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and syringe services programs (SSPs); (iv) respond quickly to potential HIV outbreaks to get vital prevention and treatment services to people who need them.
The NOFO can be accessed by
- Using the “Search Grants Tab” and entering RFA-PS-24-063 into the “Basic Search Criteria-Opportunity Announcement” data input field or
- By using the direct link https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/350553
The goals of the NOFO are
- To build capacity in epidemiologic, behavioral, and implementation science research related to HIV prevention and treatment services in minority communities by partnering with early-career investigators to address the drivers of health inequities in HIV outcomes in an effort to accelerate the progress to Ending the HIV Epidemic by 2030.
- To foster investigator-initiated research by early-career investigators at academic institutions that serve minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV infections; such research will complement and extend programmatic activities by the local and state departments of health toward Ending the HIV Epidemic by 2030.
Application is due on January 16, 2024 and can be downloaded from https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/350553.
Please direct questions to Jocelyn Patterson Mosley, MPH, MA, Scientific/Research Contact at JPatterson@cdc.gov, 404-639-6437.