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CIRA 2024 Pilot Projects in HIV Research

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University (CIRA) is seeking letters of intent for the 2024 Pilot Projects in HIV Research, which offers funding for preliminary and/or feasibility studies in HIV-related research that will ultimately lead to larger studies evaluating novel interventions or implementation strategies. This funding mechanism is not intended to supplement the costs of activities covered by another grant.

Funding categories:

  1. CIRA-Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) Joint Pilot Call ($15,000 max, up to 2 awards) for research on the syndemics of HIV/AIDS and noncommunicable diseases (NCD) in high-burden countries for HIV/AIDS.
  2. CIRA Pilot Research Award ($15,000 max, up to 2 awards) for research into reducing HIV inequities and/or incorporating key health justice constructs (e.g., social determinants of health, structural or systemic racism, and stigma).
  3. CIRA Community Partnership Kickstarter Research Award ($5,000 max, up to 1 award) for supporting community-academic research partnership initiatives to promote equity in HIV prevention and treatment.

Applicants must submit a letter of intent through an online form by Friday, December 1, 2023. For further details, including priority areas and eligibility, please see the funding announcement.

Key dates:

  • Letters of intent due: Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Invitation to submit full applications: Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Applications due (by invitation): Wednesday, January 10, 2024
  • Awards announcement expected: week of January 29, 2024
  • Earliest start date: March 1, 2024 (dependent on IRB and NIMH approvals)

For questions about this funding announcement, please contact John Pachankis (, Director of CIRA’s Development Core.