Funding Opportunities

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

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Time Sensitive Activities
(Applications are accepted on a rolling basis)

Core Vouchers for CFAR and CFAR-affiliated services  $2,500 max per request
Reserved for Early Stage Investigators (ESI) with limited or no funding. 

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.

          • Vouchers for Biostatistical Support

Provided by the UCLA CTSI BERD program and UCLA DOMStat, for UCLA and partner institutions like Harbor UCLA and Charles Drew University. Services offered include study design (sample size assessment, study endpoint evaluation), support for data collection infrastructure (assisting in developing case report forms, creating databases using REDCap), data management (including data quality control and formatting), data analysis (creating and executing data analytic plans), and manuscript preparation (reporting results, developing figures and tables, crafting methods sections). Visit the UCLA CTSI website for more details on the services available.

          • Voucher for UCLA Flow Cytometry Core services

Aimed at unfunded ESIs to access services for pilot data experiments. This voucher enables the use of specialized equipment in the Flow Cytometry Core, like the Helios CyTOF Mass Cytometer or sorting of HIV infected cells. Check out the UCLA Flow Cytometry Core page for additional information on the services provided.

          • Voucher for CFAR Core Services

The UCLA-CDU CFAR Centralized Laboratory Support Core offers complimentary consultation and voucher credits to ESIs for core services and/or instrumentation to acquire pilot data for grant submissions. Refer to the Centralized Laboratory Support Core page for more insights into the services offered.  

Rapid Response Awards   $5k max, for research prep  

Fund projects that require a rapid response and address emerging areas of HIV research. To support collaborations and innovative ideas, including feasibility studies and gathering preliminary data, to meet the rapidly changing needs in the field.

Incubator Awards    $10k max, no research allowed  

For any HIV researcher to hold meetings, think tanks, conferences, seminars, workshops etc. designed to forge new collaborations in innovative arenas relevant to HIV disease.

Travel Grants    $1,000 to $3,000, domestic and international  

Support domestic and international travel, to present HIV-related research at scientific conferences, or engage in collaborations that may instigate and initiate new HIV research projects.

Recruitment/Retention Package Grants   $50k max, with matching funds  

Provides support to assist departments in recruiting new faculty or retain existing faculty.

Pilot Projects

NIH Administrative Supplements

Other Funding Opportunities