The Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) Grant Programme is designed for mentored early-stage investigators to advance paediatric HIV research and to fill critical knowledge gaps related to infants, children and adolescents affected by HIV. Scientific areas of interest include both clinical and operational research. The implementation of the CIPHER Grant Prgramme was made possible through an unrestricted grant from ViiV Healthcare. The content and structure of the programme has been guided by paediatric experts convened by the IAS.The Call for Letters of Intent is now available on the CIPHER website (www.ias-cipher.org). Early-stage investigators, who have completed their terminal research degree within the past 10 years and who serve for the first time as primary PI for a non-training research grant, are eligible to apply. Proposals for research projects with the potential to contribute to the optimization of HIV diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents affected by HIV in resource-limited settings by responding to identified research gaps (see list of eligible research topics) can be submitted by 26 November 2012.
Up to 10 research projects worth up to $75,000 per year for a maximum of two years will be awarded at the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 30 June to 3 July 2013.