CFAR Catalytic Fund for Strategic Interdisciplinary Research

The CFAR at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center will provide strategic investment for funding of programs aligned with in faculty to foster interdisciplinary research in HIV/AIDS. The CFAR has established the following areas to be of highest priority in its research agenda: virology and cure, immune mechanisms and pathogenesis and HIV co-infections and co-morbidities.  Emerging areas of strategic importance for the CFAR include, but are not limited to HIV-associated malignancies, cardiovascular disease and neuro-AIDS.  Investigators in the basic sciences and clinical departments in the School of Medicine and Hospital System as well as in other departments throughout the University are eligible Applications should include a basic science emphasis with a translational/clinical component or a clinical focus with a translational/basic component. Grants will have an initial annual budget not to exceed $75,000 direct costs each, will be awarded to multidisciplinary teams who intend to expand or initiate translational programs aligned with areas of research and strategic emphasis of the CFAR.  Up to four grants will be awarded.

For this application, we would like to strongly emphasize the following points:

  • This must be for a multi-disciplinary program with the expectation that this investment will lead to significant future funding
  • Young investigators should have a leadership role in the team, although we fully expect seasoned investigators to play a major role
  • Involvement of groups/topics/investigators new to the CFAR as a component of the proposal are encouraged

The RFA with application form is attached.

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION IS MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015

FUNDING TO BEGIN IN LATE JANUARY, 2015

Please send an electronic version of the application (in pdf format) to: Brinn Omabegho, email:  brinn@case.edu.  You may also direct any questions to her attention.

With best wishes,

Jonathan Karn, Ph.D.

Robert A. Salata, M.D.

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