Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Overview

Centers for AIDS Research logoCFAR aims to enhance and coordinate high-quality AIDS research projects through core facilities that provide expertise, resources, and services.

The program emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, especially between basic and clinical investigators and behavioral scientists to support translational research. It also encourages training and mentoring of young investigators, as well as an inclusion of women and minorities. Existing collaborations include the following:

NICHD co-funds CFAR through its Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch. Other co-funding and participating NIH institutes include the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Cancer Institute; National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institute of Mental Health; National Institute on Aging; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; National Institute of General Medical Sciences; National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; Fogarty International Center; and Office of AIDS Research.

CFAR’s mission is to support multidisciplinary research aimed at reducing the burden of HIV in the United States and around the globe. The continuing spread of HIV underscores the need for nationally coordinated and collaborative basic, clinical, epidemiologic, behavioral, and translational research to improve the prevention, detection, treatment, and cure/remission of HIV infection and its complications/comorbidities. There are 19 CFAR sites located at academic and research institutions throughout the United States.

Researchers interested in applying for a Developmental CFAR (D-CFAR) or CFAR should review the current CFAR Program Announcement, PAR-17-237, and D-CFAR Program Announcement, PAR-17-238.

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