NIAAA Opportunity: Comprehensive Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Research Center

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-AA-23-004

Letter of Intent: March 16, 2024
Submission: April 18, 2024

Award Budget
The application may not exceed $1.2 million direct costs per year.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports a broad-based Alcohol Research Centers program to foster and conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the effects of varied patterns of alcohol use and associated alcohol use disorders and the broad impact of alcohol on health and disease at the individual, group, and societal levels. This NOFO uses the NIH Comprehensive Research Center (P60) mechanism to support research center grants to conduct a range of basic and behavioral cross-cutting, intervention, and translational research in alcohol and HIV/AIDS.

Research Objectives
NIAAA seeks applications aimed to address the impact of alcohol use on the most important challenges for ending HIV/AIDS pandemic, These priority areas include: 1) Reducing incidence of HIV/AIDS including testing vaccine efficacy and delivery of effective infection preventive interventions; 2) Developing and testing the next generation of HIV therapies among alcohol and other substance users; 3) Research toward a cure – and an increased understanding of viral reservoirs and viral dynamics influenced by different patterns of alcohol use; 4) Addressing the impact of comorbidities, coinfections, and complications (including alcohol-related comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, pain, trauma, other substances, and potentially interactive medications) in the context of an aging population of individuals living with HIV; 5) cross-cutting areas of basic biological and behavioral research on fundamental issues that underpin the development of high priority HIV prevention and treatment strategies; 6) research to reduce health disparities, and research training of workforce required to conduct high priority HIV/AIDS and alcohol related research. Of particular importance is the training of Early Stage Investigators.

For more information, please see the funding announcement website.