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    Calls for Applications

    CHRP typically releases Calls for Applications each April, for performance periods beginning eight to ten months later.

    Current Calls for Applications

    Update on May 20th, 2024LOI Portal Back Online.  Our apologies, our online system had technical problems over the weekend, which are now resolved.  The portal is now ready for your letter of intent submissions, which are due at Noon on Thursday, May 30th.  If you already submitted your LOI and received a confirmation email, the issue did not affect you and your LOI is in the queue for review by us.  Thank you!

    Full Application Due Date (Will NOT be Extended): 12 Noon on Thursday, July 11, 2024

    Notification of Peer Review Outcome:  December 2, 2024

    Award Start Date:  March 1, 2025

     

    learn more about the rfps: watch the Recorded Webinar for Potential Applicants:  RECORDING link here. Powerpoint Slideset HERE

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    LOW BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS FOR HIV PREVENTION AND CARE

    While the HIV epidemic has slowed in California as a whole, there continue to be unacceptable disparities in HIV incidence and care outcomes. Low-barrier interventions (which strive to make existing HIV services more available and accessible) have been shown effective at improving engagement with prevention and treatment services among high priority populations and those facing the most significant barriers to accessing services. This underscores a need for innovative solutions that enhance the infrastructure linking low-barrier interventions to marginalized and underserved communities. With this Request for Proposals (RFP), CHRP seeks to fund formative research (e.g., exploratory research, feasibility assessments, capacity building) toward investigating the novel use of technology-based (ex: vending machines, geolocation of pop-up clinics) low-barrier interventions or expansion of such interventions into under resourced communities.

     

    VIEW THE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS HERE



    ECONOMIC JUSTICE INTERVENTIONS TO COMBAT HIV AND HIV SYNDEMIC FACTORS IN CALIFORNIA

    Social conditions such as poverty and lack of access to health care are fundamental causes of suboptimal health outcomes; for persons living with HIV in California, those outcomes include viral suppression and engagement in care.  These root causes could in some cases be directly addressed by providing the missing resources to persons in need, and trials of economic interventions (such as universal basic income) would provide evidence of their effectiveness. With this RFP, CHRP seeks to fund research that will establish the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of economic justice interventions on HIV-specific health outcomes for economically marginalized persons living with HIV in California.

     

    VIEW THE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS HERE

     

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    Past Calls for Applications

    Measuring the impact of racism on the HIv epidemic in california

    We recognize racism as one of the root causes of health inequities and need validated measures of the impact of racism to craft interventions and policies which will move us closer to equity. In California, racism impacts the HIV and sexually transmitted infections (HIV-STI) epidemics in disproportionate incidence, prevalence, and sequalae among our communities of color, through pathways such as access to sexual health services, sexual stigma, and sexual health decision making. With this Request for Proposals (RFP), CHRP seeks to acknowledge and address the historical impacts of racism in our communities, and to fund pilot studies to develop methods of measuring the impact of racism on HIV-STI related outcomes among communities in California that are highly impacted by HIV.  CHRP expects to fund five to nine methodologically-focused pilot awards, at $250,000 in direct costs each (two-year performance periods), for a total investment of $1.7 to $3.0 million.

    View the Call for Applications Here

     

    Community-Centered Demonstration PRojects to Support Implementation of long-acting injectable prEP adoption across california

    Long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (LAI-PReP) is approved for widespread adoption through health care facilities, but investigations are needed to ensure equitable availability across impacted communities in California. CHRP seeks to fund novel, community-centered demonstration projects that support wide-spread adoption of injectable forms of PrEP, in traditional and non-traditional settings. Interventions involving collaborations between multiple agencies (e.g., health departments, universities, hospitals and hospital systems, community clinics, community-based organizations, pharmacies) will be prioritized. CHRP expects to fund three to five awards of no more than $1,500,000 in direct costs each (four-year performance periods), for a total investment of $6 to $10 million.

    View the Call for Applications Here

     

    social and behavioral intervention pilot studies to support hiv prevention and care

    To support innovative science and new investigators, CHRP seeks to fund four to six pilot studies investigating social, behavioral, and/or psychological health factors associated with HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Proposed projects must be highly innovative; address important questions, barriers, or emerging issues; and yield results that are scalable for intended communities. This award is restricted to early career stage investigators only. Budgets are limited to $230,000 in direct costs (two-year performance periods), for a total investment of $1.2 to $1.9 million.

    View the Call for Applications Here

     

    BasiC Biomedical and translational science discovery initiative

    CHRP offers this funding mechanism approximately every two years, to support pilot studies of timely or newly emerging issues via laboratory exploration. These pilot studies should be highly innovative, and aimed at understanding mechanisms of HIV prevention, treatment, or cure at the cellular or subcellular level, or translating basic biomedical understandings from the laboratory setting into potential interventions that directly benefit humans. This award is restricted to early career stage investigators only. Budgets are limited to $200,000 in direct costs (two-year performance periods), for a total investment of $1.4 to $2.4 million.

    View the Call for Applications Here

     

    Key Dates for Rapid Cycle Request:

    Applicant Questions Due: Monday, April 24th at 12:00 PM PT

    Full Applications Due: Thursday, May 4th at 12:00 PM PT

    Award Start Date: August 1, 2023

     

    Community Focused Capacity Building to Support the Development of an HIV Syndemics Policy Research Center

    With this Rapid Cycle Request for Proposals (RFP), CHRP seeks to award up to $1,000,000 to support a capacity building partnership between an academic institutions and Community Based organization (CBO) to develop a HIV Syndemics focused Policy Center. To do this, CHRP will fund a single multiple-investigator award across the state of California. Investigators will work to support timely and impactful policy analyses that is responsive to policy maker and other stakeholder needs in California and that strengthen local, state, and national capacity to enact HIV-relevant policies informed by objective and rigorous research.

    View the Call for Applications Here

     

    Community-Centered Research Collaboratives to Address Local HIV-Related Syndemics Across California (2023)

    CHRP seeks to center the voices of persons who are highly affected by HIV in the planning, development, implementation, and dissemination of innovative research to improve HIV-related health outcomes in their local communities. To do this, CHRP will fund collaborative research teams who will work from the perspective of the community members to identify HIV-related syndemic outcomes that are important to that community, jointly create a research agenda to improve those outcomes, implement research projects to serve that agenda, and disseminate research results with and for that community. CHRP expects to fund three to four awards at $1,400,000 in direct costs each ($350,000 in direct costs per year for four years), for a total investment ranging from $5.5M to $7.3M. 

    View the Call for Applications Here

    Youth Mental and Sexual Health Research (2023)

    CHRP aims to fund up to $3.15 million of research on integrated mental and sexual health wellbeing interventions for LGBTQ+ youth in California. Proposals should be centered around LGBTQ+ youth, 26 years of age and younger, who live in California and must include HIV-specific outcome measures. Proposals can request up to 3 years of research support up to $200,000 direct cost per year and $600,000 direct costs over the entire grant period.

    View the Call for Applications Here

    Basic biomedical discovery initiative (2022)

    On March 30, 2021 CHRP released our Call for Applications for the 2022 cycle to support exceptionally innovative pilot studies of early-stage basic biomedical HIV research. To access the applicant webinar recording, which includes slides, please click here.

    FAQs are available (revised July 14, 2021).

    View Basic Biomedical Discovery Call for Applications Here

    Implementation Science for Ending the HIV Epidemic (2021)

    The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) aims to award up to $3 million to support HIV implementation science. Implementation science, in this context, refers to the study of strategies to incorporate evidence-based interventions or practices into existing systems of care or community programming. Applications proposing novel HIV prevention and treatment studies or ones operating outside of existing health systems or community programing will not be considered. The goal of these awards is to support research that has the potential for the implementation lessons to be scalable for sustained impact on the HIV epidemic in California. Projects can range from 1 year to 3 years in duration and can have budgets up to $200,000 per year in direct costs. The maximum direct cost budget over the life of the grant cannot exceed $600,000. The applicant webinar can be viewed at the following link: Webinar recording.

    View Implementation Science Call for Applications Here

    HIV Policy Research Center Awards (2021)

    The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) aims to fund two statewide HIV Policy Research Centers. These multi-disciplinary, academic teams should work in partnership with providers, consumers, advocates, and policymakers to conduct HIV policy research. The goal of the Centers is to support timely and impactful policy analyses that are responsive to policy maker and other stakeholder needs in California and that strengthen local, state and national capacity to enact HIV-relevant policies informed by objective and rigorous research. The Centers will focus on rapid response research completed within a 6-month timeframe on policy issues that arise during the active grant period and through stakeholder engagement processes. CHRP anticipates providing up to $4 million in total funding for these Centers. Each applicant can request up to $500,000 total (direct and indirect cost) per year for a four-year period. The applicant webinar can be viewed at the following link: Webinar recording.

    View HIV Policy Research Center Call for Applications Here