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Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research (K12)

Modified: September 11, 2017

FOA Number: RFA-HL-18-006

Funding Opportunity Purpose:

The goal of the K12 Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) research is to encourage institutions to develop and sustain programs that support inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development for junior PhDs and MDs in AIDS co-morbidities as well as cell and gene therapies for HIV cure and prevention of HIV transfusion transmission.  

Key Dates:

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): November 14, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): December 14, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  •  Earliest Start Date:  July 2018

Program Description

The NHLBI recognizes the critical need to nurture and support a well trained and diverse workforce and this initiative is anticipated to play a pivotal role in establishing the next generation of NHLBI HIV researchers with competencies to study the risk factors for HIV-related cardiopulmonary disease and their development as well as the behavioral, cultural, and environmental factors that can influence the development of AIDS-related HLBS complications.   

Applications that propose comprehensive career development programs aimed at providing inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development for junior PhDs and MDs in AIDS co-morbidities as well as cell and gene therapies for HIV cure and prevention of HIV transfusion transmission are strongly encouraged. The proposed programs should demonstrate effective collaboration between infectious disease and cardiovascular, pulmonary/intensive care, hematology and sleep researchers; for this reason, multiple Project Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s) leadership of the programs is highly encouraged.

Please see the NIH FOA for the full program description and more details about this opportunity.

Assistance with Proposal Preparation and Special Considerations

The Training Grant Support Office (TGSO) is available to provide support, including data table production involving institution-wide and Training Grant Support Office-tracked data, guidance on NIH instructions, access to proposal aids, connecting with current K12/KL2 leaders at Northwestern, and supplying faculty data to assist with selecting mentors to include in the proposal.

If interested in submitting an application, preparation should begin as soon as possible.

Please contact Becca Lamarre, Training Grant Support Office Manager (r-lamarre@northwestern.edu

Training Grant Director