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    Calls for Applications

    CHRP typically releases Calls for Applications each April, for performance periods beginning eight to ten months later.

    Current Calls for Applications

    Next calls for applications will be released spring 2023: 

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    Past Calls for Applications

    Community-Centered Research Collaboratives to Address Local HIV-Related Syndemics Across California (2022)

    CHRP seeks to center the voices of persons who are highly affected by HIV in the planning, development, implementation, and dissemination of innovative research to improve HIV-related health outcomes in their local communities. To do this, CHRP will fund collaborative research teams who will work from the perspective of the community members to identify HIV-related syndemic outcomes that are important to that community, jointly create a research agenda to improve those outcomes, implement research projects to serve that agenda, and disseminate research results with and for that community. CHRP expects to fund three to four awards at $1,400,000 in direct costs each ($350,000 in direct costs per year for four years), for a total investment ranging from $5.5M to $7.3M. 

    View the Call for Applications Here

    Youth Mental and Sexual Health Research (2022)

    CHRP aims to fund up to $3.15 million of research on integrated mental and sexual health wellbeing interventions for LGBTQ+ youth in California. Proposals should be centered around LGBTQ+ youth, 26 years of age and younger, who live in California and must include HIV-specific outcome measures. Proposals can request up to 3 years of research support up to $200,000 direct cost per year and $600,000 direct costs over the entire grant period.

    View the Call for Applications Here

    Basic biomedical discovery initiative (2021)

    On March 30, 2021 CHRP released our Call for Applications for the 2021 cycle to support exceptionally innovative pilot studies of early-stage basic biomedical HIV research. To access the applicant webinar recording, which includes slides, please click here.

    FAQs are available (revised July 14, 2021).

    View Basic Biomedical Discovery Call for Applications Here

    Implementation Science for Ending the HIV Epidemic (2020)

    The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) aims to award up to $3 million to support HIV implementation science. Implementation science, in this context, refers to the study of strategies to incorporate evidence-based interventions or practices into existing systems of care or community programming. Applications proposing novel HIV prevention and treatment studies or ones operating outside of existing health systems or community programing will not be considered. The goal of these awards is to support research that has the potential for the implementation lessons to be scalable for sustained impact on the HIV epidemic in California. Projects can range from 1 year to 3 years in duration and can have budgets up to $200,000 per year in direct costs. The maximum direct cost budget over the life of the grant cannot exceed $600,000. The applicant webinar can be viewed at the following link: Webinar recording.

    View Implementation Science Call for Applications Here

    HIV Policy Research Center Awards (2020)

    The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) aims to fund two statewide HIV Policy Research Centers. These multi-disciplinary, academic teams should work in partnership with providers, consumers, advocates, and policymakers to conduct HIV policy research. The goal of the Centers is to support timely and impactful policy analyses that are responsive to policy maker and other stakeholder needs in California and that strengthen local, state and national capacity to enact HIV-relevant policies informed by objective and rigorous research. The Centers will focus on rapid response research completed within a 6-month timeframe on policy issues that arise during the active grant period and through stakeholder engagement processes. CHRP anticipates providing up to $4 million in total funding for these Centers. Each applicant can request up to $500,000 total (direct and indirect cost) per year for a four-year period. The applicant webinar can be viewed at the following link: Webinar recording.

    View HIV Policy Research Center Call for Applications Here