Notice of Intent to Publish an Announcement for Availability of Funds for Administrative Supplements for HIV/AIDS Implementation Science in PEPFAR Settings

Notice Number: NOT-AI-13-061

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date: September 9, 2013
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: Fall 2013
First Estimated Application Due Date: December 2013
Earliest Estimated Award Date: Spring 2014
Earliest Estimated Start Date: Spring 2014

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Issued by
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Fogarty International Center (FIC)


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) named above, intends to promote a new collaboration between the NIH and the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) by publishing an annual announcement for administrative supplement applications for research for one-year projects that will inform the policies and practice of the PEPFAR. This opportunity will be limited to investigators with current NIH grant funding for research and research training being conducted at PEPFAR-funded sites. Applications for administrative supplements must fall within the scope of work of the parent grant and, once awarded, will be managed according to the rules and regulations of the NIH IC through which the project is funded.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. The administrative supplement announcement is expected to be published annually, beginning in Fall 2013, with an expected application due date approximately December of each year.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into the area of scaling up HIV/AIDS programs in resource limited countries (RLC) to begin to consider applying for this funding opportunity.

Collaborative investigations combining expertise in anthropology, business and public administration, clinical decision-making, data management, economics, epidemiology and statistical methods, individual and systems-level behavioral change, information science, learning theory, engineering, marketing and/or organizational and management theory, will be encouraged and these investigators should also begin considering applying for this application.

Projects awarded must apply rigorous implementation science methodology while building in-country research capacity. The areas of research encouraged in this collaborative initiative will examine the mechanisms that underlie the effects of PEPFAR programs for HIV/AIDS, as well as research designed to improve the translation of existing knowledge of strategies for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, who will draw on the programmatic expertise throughout the PEPFAR program, will determine annual priorities that will then be further refined in discussions with the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board. The specific focus of research desired in this initiative may vary each year according to the evolution and needs of PEPFAR programming.

Awards will be based on the merits of the administrative supplement applications received. The annual amount of funds dedicated to these supplements may vary from year to year and will be determined by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). The total budget (direct and indirect costs) of each application cannot exceed $500,000.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Melanie C. Bacon, RN, MPH
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 301-451-2747