2017-2018 CHIPTS Mentored Pilot Grant Program

The Center for HIV, Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) is proud to announce a new vision and process for its annual pilot grant program, with a focus on mentored research awards for investigators (ranging from Doctoral Students to Assistant Professors). Applicants are encouraged to submit applications of innovative and transformative domestic and international social, behavioral, policy, and combination bio-behavioral pilot studies that will produce data and experiences that will support future funded grants and or career development for early-stage investigators. Proposals should focus on the intersection of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and mental health and or substance use co-morbidities. Proposals may budget up to $50,000 in total costs and must be able to be completed within 12 months from date of award. It is anticipated that at least two awards will be made. Investigators from any Southern California university, college, healthcare organization, or community-based organization (CBO) may apply, and will be matched with a UCLA CHIPTS faculty mentor/sponsor.

The proposal process will occur in three phases, which includes: 1) submission of a one-page letter of intent due on Monday, June 19, 2017 by 2:00 PM Pacific Time; 2) participation in a mandatory proposal mentoring meeting with the CHIPTS Development Core Director and CHIPTS faculty with expertise relevant to the research concept, to occur between June 26 and July 14; and 3) submission of an application due July 31, 2017 by 2:00 PM Pacific Time. Review and notice of funding decisions will be made by August 31. All applications and correspondence should be directed to Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH, Director, CHIPTS Development Core at dswendeman@mednet.ucla.edu.

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