Pilot Awards and Other Funding Opportunities

Pilot Awards Program - Funding Opportunity Announcement FY2021

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.

Application Process and Timeline

Proposal submission is a multi-step process that includes 1) an optional Letter of Intent (LOI) and Speed Review (which are strongly advised to lay the foundation for a full application) and 2) a Full Application. Applicants should contact CHARM (charm@miami.edu) to request the web address to access the application portal. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) (Optional)
July 31, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
Specific Aims (if participating in Speed Review)
August 14, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
Speed Review (Optional)
August 28, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Full application
October 2, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
Announcement of applications selected for funding consideration
November 2020
Start of award (Tentative)
April 1, 2021
Award period (Tentative)
April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Forms and Instructions

RFA and Instructions

Collaborators Table

Budget template

Biosketch template

Submission Portal

Letter of Intent (LOI) [view PDF]

Speed Review [view PDF]

Full Application [view PDF] - contact CHARM (charm@miami.edu) to request the web address