Funding Opportunities

The UCLA-CDU CFAR Administrative and Developmental Cores have many funding mechanisms in place to help support HIV/AIDS researchers.

Fill out the online form here or download the application form here.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The UCLA-CDU CFAR offers vouchers to offset or cover costs and are reserved for Early Stage Investigators with limited or no funding.  Vouchers are limited to $2,500 per request.

Voucher for biostatistical support services from the UCLA CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) program and the UCLA Department of Medicine Statistics Core (DOMStat).  These programs currently serve approximately 500 investigators annually at UCLA and the UCLA CTSI partner institutions (including Harbor UCLA and Charles Drew University). Services available through these shared resources include: study design (sample size assessment, evaluation of study endpoints), data collection infrastructure support (support for case report form development, database creation using REDCap), data management (data quality control, data merging/formatting), data analysis (developing and carrying out data analytic plans) and manuscript preparation (results reporting, figures and tables developments, crafting methods sections).  See the UCLA CTSI website for more information on the services they provide.

Voucher for the UCLA Flow Cytometry Core for unfunded Early-Stage Investigators (ESI) to utilize services in support of pilot data experiments.  For use of specialized equipment in the Flow Cytometry Core (i.e. Helios CyTOF Mass Cytometer or a need for sorting of HIV infected cells). See the ‘UCLA Flow Cytometry Corepage for more information on the services they provide.

The UCLA-CDU CFAR Centralized Laboratory Support Core offers free consultation and voucher credits for Early-Stage Investigators (ESI) for core services and/or instrumentation for obtaining pilot data for grant submission. See the ‘Centralized Laboratory Support Core page for more information on the services they provide.  

To fund projects that require a rapid response and addresses emerging areas of HIV research. The purpose of these awards is to support collaborations and innovative ideas, including feasibility studies and gathering preliminary data, to meet the rapidly changing needs in the field.  See below for application instructions.

For any faculty member to hold meetings, think tanks, conferences, seminars, workshops etc. designed to forge new collaborations in innovative arenas relevant to HIV disease.  See below for application instructions.

Provide opportunities for investigators to travel to countries to engage in collaborations that may instigate and initiate new international HIV research projects. 

The UCLA-CDU CFAR provides support to assist departments in recruiting new faculty or retain existing faculty. In general, the CFAR contribution will not exceed $50,000, with $50,000 for a second year in very select cases.