Notice of Change of Program Priorities to be Supported by PAR-12-109 “Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs (TaPHIR) (R21/R33)”

Notice Number: NOT-AI-14-023

Key Dates
Release Date: January 15, 2014

Related Announcements
PAR-12-109

Issued by
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to identify changes regarding program priorities for eligible research projects described in Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-12-109, “Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs (TaPHIR) (R21/R33)”. The following changes are made to align with the U.S. President’s initiative to expand support for research aimed at a cure or lifelong remission of HIV infection.

1) Applications that define the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of HIV latency and persistence are requested.

2) The restrictions to the eligible research have been reduced to 'Clinical Trials not allowable' only.

In Part 2, Section I under Research Objectives and Scope, the following changes in language are indicated by bold text:

CURRENT LANGUAGE:
Specifically, applicants should address one or more of the following five research objectives:

NEW LANGUAGE:
Specifically, applicants should address one or more of the following six research objectives:

CURRENT LANGUAGE:
Note: Applications proposing any of the following will not be considered appropriate for this FOA. 

Investigators addressing basic science questions concerning the nature of the persistent HIV reservoir and its maintenance should instead consider submitting their applications in response to PA-09-152 “Basic Research on HIV Persistence” (R01).

NEW LANGUAGE:
Note: Applications proposing any of the following will not be considered appropriate for this FOA. 

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Karl Salzwedel, Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 301-496-5332
Email: salzwedelkd@mail.nih.gov

 


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