Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H) (UG3/UH3)

Notice Number: NOT-HD-17-021

Key Dates
Release Date:   August 15, 2017

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement:  September 2017 
First Estimated Application Due Date:  December 2017 
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  July 2018     
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  July 2018     

Related Announcements
None

Issued by
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)  

Purpose

This Notice informs potential applicants that NICHD intends to publish a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to seek applications for research on an area of public health significance: prevention of new HIV infections among adolescents and young adults (10-24 years) at risk of HIV and the identification of, linkage to and retention in care of youth living with HIV in low-to-middle income countries. These settings must have an HIV epidemic density defined by UNAIDS estimates as either a country 1) in which at least 200,000 people are living with HIV and the number has not decreased by more than 5% over the last 2 consecutive years of available data or 2) has an HIV prevalence of 3% or more.
 
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. To apply, investigators will be expected to demonstrate successful collaborations with local agencies and regulatory bodies, including policy makers and program leaders and implementers, to advance achievement of the research objectives and maximize sustainability of efficacious interventions and best practices.

The FOA is expected to be published in September 2017 with an expected application due date in December 2017.

This FOA will utilize the UG3/UH3 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

Research is needed to characterize and improve upon the critical milestones of the HIV prevention continuum to reduce HIV infections among uninfected youth at high risk for HIV infection and to improve the proportion of youth living with HIV who successfully achieve each milestone on the HIV care continuum. To accomplish this, investigators will need to collaboratively employ a variety of innovative biomedical and behavioral research interventions aimed at the individual, family, clinic, community, structural and education and health systems levels.

As investigators begin to consider applying for this new FOA, they are encouraged to establish critical relationships with in-country agencies, programs and implementing partners to ensure success, scalability and sustainability of effective interventions.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Bill G. Kapogiannis, MD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301-402-0698
Email: kapogiannisb@mail.nih.gov