The Baylor–UTHealth Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) announces the availability of one year pilot/feasibility projects in HIV or AIDS-related research in all areas- basic, clinical, behavioral, or international.  Malignancy-related projects must be collaborative, with at least one investigator who is a CFAR member and one who is a Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center member.

Budgets up to $40,000 are available for each project and are for one year.  CFAR members who are faculty members at Baylor College of Medicine or UTHealth are eligible.  Junior investigators, those who are new to HIV/AIDS research, those taking a new direction in HIV/AIDS research, and senior postdoctoral fellows (with a senior collaborator) are eligible.  NIH must approve any award to a senior investigator.  Junior investigators and postdocs must submit a mentor’s letter with their grant application.

A letter of intent (LOI) is required for all applications and is due by 5 p.m., Oct. 15.  Application guidelines and the LOI form will soon be available on the CFAR website.

If you are interested in this opportunity, but need help identifying a collaborator contact Dr. Janet S. Butel, Director of the CFAR (phone: 713-798-3003); Dr. Betty L. Slagle, assistant CFAR director (713-798-3006z0; or Joyce Evans, CFAR Office, Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology (phone: 713-798-4443; fax: 713-798-5019.  Completed applications must be emailed in PDF format by 5 p.m., Nov. 22 to Joyce Evans.