2020 CHIPTS Community-Research Kick Start Grant

CHIPTS is accepting applications for our 2020 Community-Research Kick Start Program.  This funding opportunity is to help support workshops, planning meetings, symposia, or other activities that are designed to promote new science, foster new collaborations, or increase capacity building.   The purpose of the program is to “kick start” the development of new research ideas and other projects to address emerging issues and needs of communities most impacted by HIV.  Community collaboration and partnership are encouraged.

The proposed activities must contribute towards CHIPTS scientific theme of addressing the intersection of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and mental health and/or substance use co-morbidities. We encourage submissions that specifically address the role of social and structural determinants of health, such as homelessness and stigma. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, applications that explore the impact of the novel coronavirus on communities most impacted by HIV are also strongly encouraged. The funding amount can range from $500 up to $5,000 direct costs, based on proposed activities. Note that for institutions outside of UCLA, the amount of funding available may be affected by your indirect cost rate. Proposals are reviewed and decided upon by the CHIPTS leadership committee.  Proposals may be funded in whole or in part, and no single award will exceed $5,000.   Awards for this funding cycle must be spent by January 31, 2021.  Also all spending is subject to federal restrictions. A brief summary report will be required within 60 days from project end date.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2020.  Notification of awards will be made by mid-July.  Applications should be submitted to Nike Omomukuyo, at AOmomukuyo@mednet.ucla.edu.

A copy of the application can be downloaded below.

For questions, please contact Uyen Kao at UBui@mednet.ucla.edu.

2020 CHIPTS Community-Research Kick Start Grant Application (55 downloads)