Yale University

Pilot Projects in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research


CIRA Seeks Letters of Intent for its Annual Pilot Projects in HIV Research Program

The goal of the program is to provide short-term pilot funding that will lead to larger research projects that can successfully compete for NIH or other external funding. Proposed projects should be consistent with CIRA's mission to support innovative, interdisciplinary research that combines behavioral, social and biomedical approaches focused on the implementation of HIV prevention and treatment and the elimination of HIV disparities. CIRA plans to fund up to three projects in this cycle with a maximum award for individual projects of $20,000.

Applicants must submit a one-page letter of intent by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2016. Please note this deadline will NOT be extended.

Download a PDF of the RFA

2015 Awardees

In July 2015, CIRA issued the annual RFA for the Pilot Projects Program in HIV Prevention Research. The RFA generated an enthusiastic response and a group of competitive applications were reviewed in December. Two outstanding projects were selected for pilot awards of $20,000 each:

  • Sarah Calabrese, Ph.D., and collaborators Abigail Caldwell APRN, Susan Lane, received pilot funding for their project, Implementing PrEP in a Family Planning Setting; and,
  • Trace Kershaw Ph.D., and co-investigators Tiara Willie MA, and Kamila Alexander PhD, MPH, RN, received pilot funding for their project, Feasibility of Multi-Sector Collaboration to Initiate PrEP Uptake among IPV-Exposed Women.