Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R34 Clinical Trials Optional)
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:
July 23, 2021
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
September 15, 2021
First Estimated Application Due Date:
December 15, 2021
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
May 10, 2022
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
June 15, 2022
Related Announcements

NOT-AA-21-035 - Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)

Issued by

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)


The FOA seeks to expand the HIV/AIDS prevention toolkit among alcohol impacted populations with a range of patterns of episodic and long-term use and associated behavioral and biological risks for HIV acquisition. This includes integration of effective prevention and treatment interventions with an understanding of the overarching framework for reducing the incidence of new infections by facilitating cross-cutting informative research.

This R34 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports studies that are both necessary and sufficient to inform the planning of a clinical trial within the scope of the companion announcement RFA-AA-21-016 , HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R01 Clinical Trials Optional). The NIAAA expects that applications to this FOA will describe the planned clinical trial and in so doing demonstrate that the proposed (R34) research is scientifically necessary to design or plan the subsequent trial. Furthermore, this FOA will support research projects that are designed to provide results that will be sufficient to inform the future trial without further studies. The planned Phase II, III, or IV trial must be primarily intended to test the efficacy, safety, clinical management, or implementation of intervention(s) in the prevention of HIV. In this NIAAA funding opportunity for pilot clinical trials the R34 mechanism is intended to provide new information that answers a scientific or operational question(s) which may be pragmatic in nature and, therefore, informs the final development of a clinical trial and testing of intervention tools.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published in Summer 2021 with an expected application due date in Fall 2021.

This FOA will utilize the R34 Clinical Trials Optional activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into these areas of behavorial, biological, and clinical science to begin to consider applying for this new FOA for planning or pilot research activities.

In addition, collaborative investigations combining expertise in these areas will be encouraged and these investigators should also begin considering applying for this new FOA.

The areas of research encouraged in this initiative may also be designed to improve the translation of existing knowledge of strategies for the prevention and treatment of alcohol misuse to impact the prevention of infection and transmission of HIV.

Funding Information
Estimated Total Funding

NIAAA intends to commit a combined $5 million in total costs to fund FOAs soliciting R34 planning programs (this notice), and R01 research projects (companion notice NOT-AA-21-035).

Expected Number of Awards


Estimated Award Ceiling

$225,000 in direct costs.

Primary Assistance Listing Number(s)


Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

Abraham P. Bautista, Ph.D.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)


Scientific/Research Contact(s)

Kendall Bryant, Ph.D.
Office of the Director, HIV/AIDs
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-402-9389

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