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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Barriers to Care and Risk of HIV-Associated Comorbidities among Vulnerable Population Groups

Sponsors
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health
Deadlines
May 8, 2025
Contact

Scientific/research contact:
Sean Altekruse DVM, PhD
301.435.1290
altekrusesf@nhlbi.nih.gov

Peer review contact:
Peer review contact information will appear in the applicant's eRA Commons account approximately 2 weeks after the submission date.

Financial and grants management contact:
Fatima Kamara
301.435.7916
fatima.kamara@nih.gov

Purpose

This opportunity is a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for research that analyzes barriers to care and risk of HIV-associated comorbidities among disproportionally vulnerable and affected population groups of people living with or at risk for HIV infection.

Research interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Increased HIV awareness in populations that are disproportionally affected by HIV-related HLBS disorders
  • Increased uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in populations that are disproportionally affected by HIV-related HLBS disorders
  • Enhanced opportunities for HIV testing and diagnosis in disproportionately at-risk populations for HIV-related HLBS disorders that are currently being missed
  • Improved HIV care retention within affected populations, including treatment for HIV-related HLBS co-morbidities
  • Syndemic connections between HIV-related co-morbidities and mental health, experience of violence and other types of traumas, alcohol and substance use, and infectious diseases
  • Research on syndemic connections between HIV-related co-morbidities and mental health, experience of violence and other types of traumas, alcohol and substance use, and infectious diseases

Population groups of focus include:

  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, in particular Black, Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native men; Black women; transgender women; reproductive aged-women, people in the 13–24 year age group; and people who inject drugs
  • People who live in 57 jurisdictions prioritized for the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative, including 48 counties plus Washington, DC and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as 7 Southern and Central U.S. states with substantial number of HIV diagnoses in rural areas
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
57 priority jurisdictions including 7 states with a substantial rural HIV burden
Amount of funding

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Application process

This is a NOSI that is attached to related NIH announcement: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Applicants should submit proposals to the related announcement and indicate that it is a response to the NOSI.

Investigators planning to submit an application are strongly encouraged to contact and discuss their proposed research with program staff well in advance of the anticipated submission date to better determine appropriateness and interest.

This NOSI expires on May 8, 2025.

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