is accepting joint proposals from Indian and US based investigators
working jointly in the field of HIV transmission, prevention, and
treatment, and HIV-associated comorbidities, coinfections, and
complications, for the 2018 Indo-U.S. Joint Program on Prevention of
HIV/AIDS and STDs (Joint Program) Collaborative Awards. This initiative
is jointly conducted by ICMR and CRDF Global, utilizing funds provided
by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Indian Council of
Medical Research (ICMR). The Joint Program aims to expand the pool
of researchers engaged in Indo-U.S. HIV/AIDS research cooperation. It
focuses on fostering new research collaborations and supports training
and mentorship for early-career researchers in India and the U.S. Under
this engagement, U.S. investigators will receive funding from CRDF
Global, and Indian investigators will receive funding from ICMR.
primary goals and objectives of the initiative are to:
scientific and administrative skills building for outstanding Indian
and U.S. scientists who are early in their research careers (within
10 years of completing their PhD, MD or other qualified health
professional degree), have some research experience and are
interested in conducting collaborative HIV/AIDS research in India;
mentoring expertise in India and in the U.S. for these investigators
who are in the early stages of their careers with the goal of
providing training, enhancing career development, and fostering
long-lasting scientific research partnerships between India and the
the HIV/AIDS research environment in India through India-U.S.
well-designed HIV/AIDS research projects, that respond to Indian
public health priorities, are considered high priority by NIH, and
advance global knowledge about prevention and treatment of HIV and
the most significant HIV co-infections and co-morbidities.
least four awards will be made, each not to exceed $240,000USD in total
budget (U.S. sub-team budget + Indian sub-team budget) for up to three
years. Proposals must be submitted through both portals listed below as
per procedure mentioned in RFP:
ICMR’s Electronic Project Proposal Management (e-PPMS) portal: http://icmrextramural.in/ICMR/
CRDF Global’s Electronic Proposal Submission (EPS)
the complete competition RFP
and proposal form (attached).
questions, please email ICMR and CRDF Global contacts (as
needed) that are listed in the RFP.