The CNIHR (Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research) is a program presented by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR). It seeks to create a mechanism via the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) to fund developmental projects to bring insight and new ideas to research toward a cure for HIV/AIDS.
The program intends to attract both international and U.S.-based early stage investigators from outside the field of HIV as well as researchers involved in other aspects of HIV/AIDS research to help address key scientific questions on research toward a cure.
The awards under this program will be up to 2 years in length and will provide US $150,000 Direct Cost per year and also funding will be provided for awardees to attend future IAS/AIDS meeting during the proposed period of research.
Eligible applicants include junior investigators who have either completed their terminal research degree (e.g. PhD, DVM, MMed + Postdoc) or MD or medical residency within the last ten years, and who have a faculty or equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor, senior lecturer, etc.) in good standing at an academic institution or have a comparable position in a not for profit organization or institution with a primary mission of research.
Both domestic and international investigators are encouraged to apply.