NIH Administrative Supplements

The CFAR Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications from currently funded CFARs that are eligible for administrative supplements in the following projects/areas of scientific interest:

  1. Multidisciplinary Research Project from a Scientific Working Group (SWG)
  2. Effect of the Opioid Epidemic on HIV/HCV Infection in Rural and Other Non-urban America
  3. Equipment for CFAR Core(s) 
  4. Inter-CFAR Meeting

Supplement awards are for one year with maximum funding per application of $150,000 Direct Costs for areas #1 and #2, $100,000 for area #3 and $40,000 for area #4.

The Johns Hopkins CFAR may submit one application on behalf of the University for each of the four areas.

Note: The two scientific topics (1 and 2 above) require either an early career investigator or an investigator new to HIV to be the supplement PI. The equipment supplement should be from a Core/Core Director and should be for the Core, and the Inter-CFAR Meeting request should be from one of the leads on the Inter-CFAR group.


The purpose of this administrative supplement opportunity is to support innovative research projects, shared instrumentation, and inter-CFAR meetings that address key gaps in HIV/AIDS and will advance the field.  This opportunity should build research capacity and be consistent with the recent NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities (NOT-OD-15-137).


Project leaders are restricted to early stage investigators (please see NIH definition of new and early stage investigator) and to established investigators in non-HIV fields who have never received an NIH research award for HIV/AIDS studies. Investigators should be beyond the postdoctoral level to be eligible to apply. Mentorship and collaboration with established AIDS investigators is required.

Studies that are a continuation of previously funded CFAR supplements or funded NIH applications that do not address new specific aims are not eligible for funding under this announcement. Additionally, a proposed supplement application that is linked to a proposed application not yet funded is not eligible for funding under this announcement.

Instructions for Application

The CFAR is allowed to submit one application per scientific area, so letters of intent will be screened to select the one that seems the most likely to be funded.

Letter of Intent (1 page) must be submitted to by Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Letters should include the title of the study and a 200 word abstract of the proposed research. Please include how this study would lead to future funding.

Selections for formal application will be notified by Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Formal applications are due to the Hopkins CFAR ( by Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

Please see the Supplement Announcement for full details on the award descriptions and application instructions.

The CFAR Grant Development and Implementation Toolkit is a great resource that is designed to assist in the completion of HIV related grant submissions and to support the implementation of awarded grants. Click here to access the toolkit.

Any questions about the awards or the application process can be directed to