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$17M awarded by Fogarty and NIH partners to train HIV researchers, reduce stigma in developing countries

May / June 2019 | Volume 18, Number 3

Female researcher working in a lab under a hood in South Africa
Photo by David Rochkind for Fogarty/NIH

New grants from Fogarty and partners across NIH will support
training for HIV researchers, and drive the development of
innovative interventions.

Fogarty has awarded $17 million through two programs to help train HIV researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) across the globe, and to drive the development of innovative interventions to reduce stigma for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Eleven of the awards, totaling approximately $14 million over five years, will be distributed through Fogarty’s HIV Research Training Program, which aims to strengthen the scientific capacity of institutions in LMICs to conduct research on the evolving HIV epidemics in their countries. This round of grants includes nine 5-year international training grants, one 2-year planning grant, and one 3-year award to train researchers on technical, administrative and financial management expertise. These awards will continue to build on Fogarty’s more than 30-year legacy of training HIV researchers.

To reduce stigma to improve HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in LMICs, Fogarty is making eight exploratory and developmental grants totaling $3 million over two years. This is just the second round of awards through a new program that aims to lay the foundation for larger intervention studies.

Support for these programs by Fogarty and its NIH partners aligns with NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities, including providing research training of the workforce required to conduct high-priority HIV/AIDS research, and addressing health and social issues that are clearly linked with HIV, including stigma.

NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are funding partners on the HIV Research Training awards. NIMH and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), also a part of NIH, join with Fogarty to support awards made through the Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care program.

Funding opportunity announcements for the HIV Research Training Program were recently reissued, with an upcoming application deadline on August 20, 2019.

2019 Fogarty HIV Research Training Program Awards

5-year International Research Training Grants

3-year Infrastructure Development Training Award

2-year International Research Training Planning Grant

2019 Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in LMICs Awards

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants

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