Ending the HIV Epidemic

Administrative Supplements to Support Planning Activities at Existing NIH HIV/AIDS Centers to Address the “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” Initiative


In 2019, we have the tools to end the HIV epidemic. The EtHE initiative will leverage critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care through the successful programs, resources, and infrastructure of the CDC, NIH, HRSA, and IHS. New HIV diagnoses are geographically highly concentrated, in specific areas where the initial phase of the planned three-phase 10-year EtHE initiative will focus. The role of the NIH, as a research platform in the EtHE initiative, is to support implementation science research by addressing the four key pillars (Diagnose, Treat, Protect, and Respond).
Specifically, the NIH will support CFAR/ARC investigators to collaborate with local partners and HHS agencies.

 The key aspects of this funding opportunity are:

  • Applications may be submitted for up to one year with maximum funding per application of up to $100,000 Direct Costs
  • Applications must include local partners as described in the announcement
  • Projects must address one or more of the four key pillars: Diagnose, Treat, Protect, and Respond
  • Projects that are a continuation of previously funded CFAR/ARC supplements or funded NIH applications that do not address new specific aims are not eligible for funding under this announcement
  • The earliest anticipated start date is July 08, 2019 but may be delayed due to administrative issues

Applications must align with the NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities (NOT-OD-15-137) and the EtHE initiative. 

Please see the Supplement Announcement for full details on the award description and application instructions. 

Please submit a one page Letter of Intent to CFAR@jhmi.edu no later than March 22nd. The CFAR Developmental Core and Executive Committee will select projects to be developed into a full proposal for submission to the NIH.

The CFAR Grant Development and Implementation Toolkit is available online. It is a great resource that is designed to assist in the completion of HIV related grant submissions and to support the implementation of awarded grants. Click here to access the toolkit.

Any questions about the awards or the application process can be directed to cfar@jhmi.edu.