Center For AIDS Research

Funding Opportunities

The CFAR Developmental Core offers research support through seven funding mechanisms.



CFAR-series Grant Writing Workshop

Interested in applying for one of the CFAR-series (CFAR-03, CFAR-C, CFAR-K) awards described below? Increase your chances of being funded by attending a 2-session CFAR-series Grant Writing Workshop, taught by Dr. Janet Gross.

CFAR-series Grant Writing Workshop Flyer:   View   |   Download


• CFAR R03 Mentored Research Award (CFAR-03)

The CFAR R03 Mentored Research Award mechanism (CFAR-03) is designed to help move CFAR faculty toward independent investigator status in HIV/AIDS research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by funding mentored research projects that will strengthen the competitiveness of subsequent NIH applications.

CFAR-03 projects may be single or dual PI. The maximum project period for a CFAR-03 award is one year, although no-cost extensions may be granted with sufficient justification. Maximum direct costs for this mechanism are $40K.

Contingent on the availability of funding, it is anticipated that new and resubmission applications will be accepted through CFAR project year 18 (7/31/17).

Funding for the program comes from NIH and from CFAR collaborations with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Winship Cancer Institute, the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Applications are accepted for review twice a year, on November 1 and May 1.

CFAR-03 RFA:   View   |   Download

RFA: The current version is rev. 7/01/15 
EXPIRATION: 7/31/16



• CFAR-CFAR Mentored Research Award (CFAR-C)

The objective of the CFAR-CFAR Mentored Research Award (CFAR-C) is to enable cross-CFAR collaborations that will foster inter-institutional research synergy and help move CFAR faculty toward independent investigator status in NIH HIV/AIDS research.

CFAR-C projects are dual PI with one PI from the CFAR at Emory and one PI from another CFAR.

Project costs may be shared between CFARs with direct costs borne by the CFAR at Emory not to exceed $40K:

  • Salary costs for the collaborating CFAR PI and staff must be provided and managed by the collaborating CFAR's Developmental Core;
  • Other project-related expenses that cannot be accommodated within a $40K (direct cost) budget must also be provided and managed by the collaborating CFAR.

The maximum project period for a CFAR-C award is one year, although no-cost extensions may be granted with sufficient justification.

Contingent on the availability of funding, it is anticipated that new and resubmission applications will be accepted through the end of the current CFAR project period (7/31/17).

Applications are accepted for review twice a year, on November 1 and May 1.

CFAR-C RFA:   View   |   Download

RFA: The current version is rev. 7/01/15 
EXPIRATION: 7/31/16



• CFAR K-series Mentored Research Supplement (CFAR-K)

The CFAR K-series Mentored Research Supplement mechanism (CFAR-K) is designed to help CFAR members who hold current NIH K-awards move more rapidly toward independent investigator status in HIV/AIDS research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by providing research funding for projects not fully covered by the NIH K-award. The findings from CFAR-K projects are intended to anchor subsequent R-level applications in HIV/AIDS at NIH.

CFAR-K projects are single PI.

The maximum project period for a CFAR-K award is one year, although no-cost extensions may be granted with sufficient justification.

Maximum direct costs for this mechanism are $40K.

Contingent on the availability of funding, it is anticipated that new and resubmission applications will be accepted through the end of the current CFAR project period (7/31/17).

CFAR-K RFA:   View   |   Download

RFA: The current version is rev. 7/01/15 
EXPIRATION: 7/31/16



• CFAR Opportunity Awards (OA)

Opportunity Awards are intended to remove obstacles to HIV/AIDS research productivity among CFAR members by providing small but crucial resources that cannot easily or immediately be obtained through other funding mechanisms.

Funds are intended to be used in support of:
• obstacles encountered during a current NIH-funded research project
• data needed for a scored NIH application that is being revised for resubmission
• a new NIH application that is expected to be submitted within the next 12 months

This program provides reimbursement or direct purchases of up to $2,000 per approved request. Applications have a rolling deadline.

ELIGIBILITY: Any CFAR member who is eligible to apply for NIH funding as a PI.

Opportunity Award PA:   View   |   Download

PA: The current version is rev. 6/01/15 
EXPIRATION: 7/31/16



• CFAR Collaboration Travel Awards (CTA)

The objective of the Collaboration Travel Award mechanism (CTA) is to enable collaborations that will immediately or ultimately lead to new NIH funding applications in HIV/AIDS.

Funds are available for the explicit purpose of making it possible for junior faculty CFAR members to meet face to face with potential research collaborators from other institutions in order to define the research question(s), specific aims, proposed methodology, and project time line for an application in HIV/AIDS on which the CTA applicant will serve as sole or Co-(dual) PI.

This mechanism provides reimbursement of up to $2,000 per approved request. Funds may be used for the CTA applicant's travel and/or conference registration. Other uses will be considered.

Collaboration Travel Award PA:   View   |   Download

PA: The current version is rev. 6/01/15 
EXPIRATION: 7/31/16



• CFAR Poster Printing Awards

The Science Poster program is intended to help CFAR members optimize the impact of their research results:

1) By providing training in the design of scientific posters that will attract attention, be easy for readers to scan, efficiently summarize the research, and stimulate interest in the poster’s content. Graduates of the poster design tutorial are eligible to receive subsidized printing as a graduation gift.

2) By providing poster tutorial graduates with funding towards the printing of posters that will assist early career HIV/AIDS investigators in disseminating the results of their unfunded or CFAR-funded HIV research.

Poster Printing PA:   View   |   Download

CFAR Poster Template - Horizontal: Download
CFAR Poster Template - Vertical: Download

PA: The current version is rev. 02/05/15.
EXPIRATION: 7/31/17



• NIH CFAR Administrative Supplements

The NIH provides CFAR members with opportunities to apply for administrative supplments to the CFAR base grant. Administrative Supplements may be used for equipment or special projects for which funds are not available through the regular CFAR at Emory Administrative Core or Developmental Core budget.

Contact Dr. Kimbi Hagen (404-727-8855) if you have an idea for an Adminisrative Supplement.