Basic Biomedical Sciences Research
Basic biomedical research involves laboratory studies aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms of disease at the cellular or subcellular level, or laboratory studies aimed at understanding the mechanism of action or optimization of treatments by conducting research at the cellular or subcellular level. For this purpose, basic biomedical research excludes clinical research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. However, basic biomedical research can include in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual.
Disciplines supporting such research include biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, organic chemistry and others.
CHRP employs following grant mechanisms to support and foster basic biomedical research:
|Grant Mechanism||Purpose||Targeted Themes||Award Amounts/Project Duration|
|Innovative Pilot Studies (IDEA, Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Award)||For pilot studies that explore novel ideas, methods and approaches or challenge existing paradigms in HIV/AIDS research||Open to all basic biomedical science topics (Excludes proposals on any non-HIV/SIV infectious agents, except when studies directly relate to co-infection with HIV or SIV)||Up to $160,000 total in direct costs for up to 2 years|
|Research Training Awards:
||Dissertation and Postdoctoral Research fellowships under a designated mentor/advisor in a basic biomedical field related to HIV/AIDS||Open to all basic biomedical science topics (Excludes proposals on any non-HIV/SIV infectious agents, except when studies directly relate to co-infection with HIV or SIV)||Dissertation Fellowships: Up to $25,000 per year in direct costs for up to 2 years.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Up to $45,000 per year in direct costs for up to 2 years. Up to $3,000 per year available for health benefits.