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(OPEN) Limited Submission: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this program is to invite applications for the Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) program to provide administrative and shared research support to enhance HIV/AIDS research.


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) program to provide administrative and shared research support to enhance HIV/AIDS research.  D-CFARs provide core facilities, expertise, resources, and services not readily obtained otherwise through more traditional funding mechanisms.  Additionally, D-CFARs provide support to assist investigators in the development of a competitive standard CFAR. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration across all areas of HIV/AIDS research. 

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

A base of up to $1,000,000 total costs per center per year will be awarded. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years. 

  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

D-CFAR-specific Eligibility Requirements

NIH HIV/AIDS Funded Research Base (FRB)

Institutions/Organizations with a HIV/AIDS FRB of $10M annually (minimum) are eligible to apply for a D-CFAR. The FRB is defined as the amount of Total Cost funding from NIH for one fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) preceding the calendar year of application submission.  D-CFAR applicants must maintain the required minimum FRB during the year of submission in order to be funded at the requested amount.  This applies only to competing applications.  The NIH HIV/AIDS FRB is compiled from data provided by the NIH Office of AIDS Research to determine eligibility. Applicants can request the FRB from NIAID.

The FRB includes NIH peer-reviewed HIV/AIDS research grants, program projects, and cooperative agreements utilizing the following mechanisms only:  DP1, DP2, DP5, R00, R01, R03, R15, R21, R24, R33, R34, R35, R36, R37, R56, R61, RF1, SC1, SC2, SC3, U01, U10, U19, U24, U34, UH2, UH3, UG3,  and K series awards. On a case-by-case basis, the following mechanisms will be considered based on whether or not the award involves primarily research activity:  KL1, KL2, N01, P01, P50, PM1, U54, UG1, UM1, UM2 and RC series grants.  Excluded from the NIH HIV/AIDS FRB are all funds from any source other than NIH.  Additionally, only the amount budgeted directly to an applicant institution(s) will be included for grants over $5M in the FRB.

Multi-institutional D-CFAR applications may combine the NIH HIV/AIDS-funded research of all the investigators at the institutions participating in the proposed D-CFAR to meet the NIH HIV/AIDS FRB eligibility.  A D-CFAR applicant cannot use the FRB of an institution that is already part of another CFAR or D-CFAR.  D-CFARs that use a distant institution for a core facility may not use the funded research of that institution if they are not including all of the NIH HIV/AIDS investigators at that institution as part of the D-CFAR.

One D-CFAR award per institution

No institution may have more than one D-CFAR or CFAR award concurrently.  An institution that is part of a multi-institutional D-CFAR or CFAR application or award may not be listed as a multi-institutional participant in a D-CFAR application.  Independent campuses that are part of a large multiple city university are considered to be separate institutions, and each may submit one application. 

Multi-institutional D-CFAR

In some cases, two or more institutions that can demonstrate a credible plan for collaborative research networks using D-CFAR Cores may wish to submit an application for a single D-CFAR award.  A multi-institutional D-CFAR application must designate a lead institution that will receive the award, should demonstrate sharing in leadership positions, and provide details of agreements regarding coordination and support of Cores and activities at other participating institutions.

Cores outside of the D-CFAR institution

With appropriate justification, D-CFAR awards may support a core at an institution that is not part of the D-CFAR, including a primate facility or a foreign institution that provides a unique resource such as a clinical and/or laboratory site.  

Selection Criteria

Detailed selection criteria can be found under Section V. Application Review Information in the solicitation.    

Limitation Details

An Institution may submit 1 proposal

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.eduaccording to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:
  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae
Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria. 

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to by the internal deadline listed above. 


Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers: 

Candice Beaubien, M.P.H. 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240-627-3098

Geraldina Dominguez, Ph.D. 
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
Telephone: 240-781-3291

Shimian Zou, Ph.D.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-0074

Basil A. Eldadah, M.D., Ph.D. 
National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
Telephone: 301-496-6761 

Denise A. Russo, Ph.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
Telephone: 301-435-6871

Darien Weatherspoon, D.D.S., M.P.H.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
(301) 594-5394    

Peter J. Perrin, Ph.D. 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Telephone: 301-451-3759

Vasundhara Varthakavi, Ph.D. 
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 
Telephone: 301-443-2146


Christopher Gordon, Ph.D. 
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
Telephone: 301-443-1613

Rebecca Henry, Ph.D., B.S.N., R.N.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-5976

Rick Berzon, Dr.P.H., P.A.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 
Telephone: 301-594-8949

Geetha Bansal, Ph.D.
Fogarty International Center (FIC) 
Telephone: 301-496-1492

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