"This clinical leadership solicitation reflects our vision to improve coordination, collaboration and flexibility in NIAID-supported HIV/AIDS prevention, vaccine and treatment research," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "The current NIAID AIDS research structure was critical to the discovery of antiretrovirals to treat HIV-1 in adults and children; the development of strategies to successfully prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission; and the significant progress in the global search for an AIDS vaccine. This newly designed clinical research structure will now provide us with the opportunity to build on those successes and address future global research challenges."
The leadership solicitation, known as a Request for Applications (RFA), is now available for review by interested parties on the NIAID Web site (see below for details). A second RFA, to be released in early 2005, will solicit applications for the Clinical Trial Units (CTUs) that will implement the research plans of the networks. Funding for the two RFAs is expected to total up to $300 million for the first year, and funding may conti
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