Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2018

Opening:Thursday, March 5, 2018

ICMR is accepting joint proposals from Indian and US based investigators working jointly in the field of HIV transmission, prevention, and treatment, and HIV-associated comorbidities, coinfections, and complications, for the 2018 Indo-U.S. Joint Program on Prevention of HIV/AIDS and STDs (Joint Program) Collaborative Awards. This initiative is jointly conducted by ICMR and CRDF Global, utilizing funds provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The Joint Program aims to expand the pool of researchers engaged in Indo-U.S. HIV/AIDS research cooperation. It focuses on fostering new research collaborations and supports training and mentorship for early-career researchers in India and the U.S. Under this engagement, U.S. investigators will receive funding from CRDF Global, and Indian investigators will receive funding from ICMR.


The primary goals and objectives of the initiative are to:

  • Support scientific and administrative skills building for outstanding Indian and U.S. scientists who are early in their research careers (within 10 years of completing their PhD, MD or other qualified health professional degree), have some research experience and are interested in conducting collaborative HIV/AIDS research in India;

  • Engage mentoring expertise in India and in the U.S. for these investigators who are in the early stages of their careers with the goal of providing training, enhancing career development, and fostering long-lasting scientific research partnerships between India and the U.S;

  • Enhance the HIV/AIDS research environment in India through India-U.S. partnerships;

  • Conduct well-designed HIV/AIDS research projects, that respond to Indian public health priorities, are considered high priority by NIH, and advance global knowledge about prevention and treatment of HIV and the most significant HIV co-infections and co-morbidities.   



At least four awards will be made, each not to exceed $240,000USD in total budget (U.S. sub-team budget + Indian sub-team budget) for up to three years. Proposals must be submitted through both portals listed below as per procedure mentioned in RFP: 


ICMR’s Electronic Project Proposal Management (e-PPMS) portal:  


CRDF Global’s Electronic Proposal Submission (EPS) portal:


Download the complete competition RFP and proposal form (attached). 


For questions, please email ICMR  and CRDF Global contacts (as needed) that are listed in the RFP.


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