Pilot Awards and Other Funding Opportunities

Ending the HIV Epidemic  Supplement Opportunity - FY2021

NIH CFAR and CHARM/ARC EHE Supplement Opportunity Announcement

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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.  Applications proposing international research, especially in neighboring Caribbean and Latin American regions, are also considered.


A University of Miami affiliation is required of all applicants

  • NIH-defined “Early Stage Investigator” or “New Investigator” OR established investigators with prior NIH R01 funding who are new to HIV research
  • Interested post-doctoral fellows should consult the CHARM leadership team prior to submitting an application. If invited to submit an application, post-doctoral fellows will be required to submit a Letter of Support from the chairperson from their home department indicating support for the application and a potential research/faculty appointment at the completion of the post-doctoral fellowship
2021-2022 Tentative Application Timeline
Funding Opportunity Announcement Released
April/May, 2021
Full Application Deadline
September/October, 2021
Award Period
March, 2022 – February, 2023