The UCLA CFAR Developmental Core provides rapid review and modest seed funding for innovative projects. We request seed grant funds through the CFAR, but have also leveraged other public and private sources of support to expand our seed grant pool. These grants allow investigators to obtain the preliminary data they need to support RO1 applications or program projects, an important element given the current tight NIH funding. We also request funds for support of new investigators and for training for AIDS-related activities. Collaborative efforts are encouraged, to bring about the fruitful juxtaposition of techniques, ideas and concepts from different labs and disciplines.
The Specific Aims for the Developmental Core are: 1. To provide a mechanism for rapid review and concise application of high-quality, innovative research projects. 2. To develop RFAs for seed funding of promising research projects in important and timely areas of AIDS research. 3. To develop RFAs to support and mentor investigators at the level of graduate, post-graduate, """"""""transitional,"""""""" and new faculty, and, as necessary, to retain existing faculty. 4. To develop a mechanism for creating venues that encourage and facilitate collaboration and novel approaches to AIDS research. These venues include, but are not limited to, think-tanks, conferences and seminars. 5. To supplement the activities of the above four aims through private-fund raising efforts.
This aim i s coordinated in party by the Administrative core, in collaboration with the UCLA AIDS Institute.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30AI028697-21
Application #
8048151
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2010-03-01
Budget End
2011-02-28
Support Year
21
Fiscal Year
2010
Total Cost
$434,690
Indirect Cost
Name
University of California Los Angeles
Department
Type
DUNS #
092530369
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90095
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