The summary for the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) Federal Grant is detailed below.
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NIAID seeks to establish a Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) that will support intensive and highly collaborative projects addressing key immunological roadblocks to the discovery and development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine as defined by NIAID and identified by the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise. Over the 7-year project period the research to be designed and conducted by CHAVI will address: (1) the elucidation of (a) early immunologic and virologic events after HIV-1 infection in humans, and/or (b) immune correlates for protection in animal models; (2) the systematic design and evaluation of immunogens and adjuvants eliciting persistent mucosal and/or systemic immune responses; and (3) the evaluation of vaccine candidates in early phase clinical trials. First year funding will support a CHAVI Director and the awardee institution for (1) the further development and initial implementation of a Scientific Agenda and Strategic Plan for ! all CHAVI activities; (2) the Management and Operations resources to coordinate and manage the entire range of CHAVI activities; (3) research, to be undertaken by the CHAVI Director and investigators in the CHAVI Scientific Leadership Group, focusing on: elucidation of early immunologic and virologic events after HIV infection, and/or elucidation of correlates of immune protection in non-human primate models; as well as initiating the systematic evaluation of vaccine candidates and immunization strategies to enhance mucosal immunity, potency, antigen presentation and immunogenicity; and (4) the development of scientific resources and facilities essential to implement the Scientific Agenda. Expanded funding in the second and subsequent years will support additional research and additional investigators to fully implement the CHAVI Scientific Agenda.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education State governments County governments City or township governments Special district governments Independent school districts Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible agencies of the Federal Government are eligible to apply. Foreign Institutions are not eligible however foreign collaborations are encouraged.