Pilot Awards and Other Funding Opportunities

Pilot Awards Program

The Pilot Awards Program aims to stimulate new, community-engaged research projects for generation of preliminary data to increase competitiveness for future extramural HIV/AIDS and mental health research funding. We encourage applications addressing the intersection of HIV and mental health research in South Florida. 

Please find full RFA here


  • University of Miami affiliation is required
  • Fulltime faculty members
  • Interested post-doctoral fellows should consult the CHARM leadership team prior to applying. If invited to submit an application, post-doctoral fellows will be required to submit a Letter of Support from the chairperson of their home department indicating support for the application and a potential research/faculty appointment at the completion of the post-doctoral fellowship.

2021-2022 Application Timeline

RFA disseminated May 10, 2021
Letter of Intent (LOI) (Optional) June 4, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Specific Aims (if participating in Speed Review) June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Speed Review (Optional) July 19, 2021, 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST
Full application August 30, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Announcement of applications selected for funding consideration October 2021
Start of award (Tentative) March 1, 2022
Award period (Tentative) March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023

Forms and Instructions

RFA and Instructions

Collaborator's Table

Budget Template (Word, PDF

Biosketch template

Submission Portal

Letter of Intent (LOI) - View application (PDF) 

Speed Review - View application (PDF) 

Full Application - View application (PDF)