The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote and facilitate research on HIV and cancer in Africa through collaborative efforts between investigators in United States (U.S.) and investigators in sub-Saharan African countries.
The FOA solicits applications for Specialized
Center Cooperative Agreements (U54) for research on HIV-associated cancers from research institutions in the U. S. and sub-Saharan Africa.
Each application is required to propose between two to four research projects that address high-priority questions relevant to the African country.
The proposed projects may range, as appropriate, from basic research to translational efforts as well as population and implementation studies.
Clinical trials, however, will not be supported.
In addition, the proposed Consortium must include two mandatory cores; an Administrative/Coordinating Core and a Mentoring/Career Development Core.
Additional cores such as any technical shared resources cores may be included as appropriate for the needs of the projects.