Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health (NIH), US: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for the funding theme-‘Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21)’

Funding brief: The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Specifically, this initiative will support research on a) novel stigma reduction interventions that link to increase in care-seeking behavior and/or decrease in transmission; b) reducing the impact of stigma on adolescent and/or youth health; c) strategies to cope with the complex burden of stigmatization due to HIV and one or more comorbidities/coinfections; d) reducing effects of stigma on and/or by family members or caregivers of PLWH; and e) innovative and improved stigma measurement in the context of implementation of an intervention. The overall goals are to understand how to reduce stigma as a factor in HIV transmission, to eliminate or mitigate the aspects of stigma that limit beneficial health outcomes for the infected and at-risk individuals and communities, and to initiate exploratory studies to determine the feasibility of stigma interventions related to HIV prevention, treatment and/or care in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Donor Name:  Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health (NIH), US
Funding name: No specific fund name
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-17-474

Deadline: Dec, 11th, 2017

Funding details link:

Funding limit: $125,000

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: June, 2018
Project duration: Applicants may request a project period of up to two years.

Eligible organization: As below

Higher Education Institutions
● Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
● Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
● Hispanic-serving Institutions
● Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
● Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
● Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
● Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
● Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
● Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

● Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)
Non-domestic entities are restricted to higher education institutions and other non-profit organizations in LMICs, which are defined by The World Bank as low-, lower-middle-, or upper-middle-income economies – Hong Kong-based institutions are not eligible as applicant or primary LMIC -partner institutions.  If Hong Kong is included, a second institution in mainland China must be involved as the primary collaborating LMIC institution.

At least one institution in the U.S. and at least one institution in an LMIC must be involved as partners in the grant application.

Foreign Institutions
● Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
● Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
● Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions?)

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:

How to apply: There are several options available to submit your application through to NIH and Department of Health and Human Services partners. You must use one of these submission options to access the application forms for this opportunity.
● Use the NIH ASSIST system to prepare, submit and track your application online.
Apply Online Using ASSIST (
● Use an institutional system-to-system (S2S) solution to prepare and submit your application to and eRA Commons to track your application. Check with your institutional officials regarding availability.
● Go to ( ) to download an application package to complete the application forms offline or create a Workspace to complete the forms online; submit your application to; and track your application in eRA Commons.


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