PCHPI Collaboration Development Pilot Program – Request for Applications

Application Deadline: Friday October 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions (PCHP) is seeking collaborators to further our mission – to understand the early cellular events of HIV infection through characterization of HIV-host cell protein interactions/complexes at a high-resolution, molecular level. "Early cellular events" include those that occur after engagement of cell surface receptors and membrane fusion through to genome integration (intracellular trafficking, uncoating, restriction, reverse transcription, nuclear import, etc). We invite qualified individuals to propose collaborative research projects.

Interested investigators should submit an application as outlined below. Inclusion of a plan of collaboration, that incorporates specific PCHPI cores or methodological expertise, will be viewed favorably. Individuals are strongly encouraged to contact PCHPI members to discuss potential collaborative projects before submitting an application.

Total Award (Direct + Indirect costs): $160,000 per year for one year. Funding for a second year will be considered, depending on progress in the first year.

Eligible Investigators: Faculty at the level of Assistant Professor or higher. Preference will be given to junior investigators (Assistant Professors) and individuals who have not worked on HIV-1 in the past and aim to apply novel techniques to HIV-1 related questions.  Faculty with more than $500,000 in annual direct cost funding will not be eligible.

Application Deadline: Midnight (EST), Friday October 20, 2017.

Required Components for the Letter (in indicated order):

PCHPI Face Page (with all fields completed - contact Teresa Brosenitsch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain this form)

Detailed Budget and Budget Justification

NIH Biosketch (5 page maximum)

Proposal Text (sections A – D, 5 pages total)

  1. Specific Aim(s)
  2. Background
  3. Preliminary Data
  4. Research Design and Methods
  5. Timeline and Specific Milestone(s) (Not to exceed one page)
  6. References Cited

Format: Single spaced, 1/2 inch margins, Arial typeface, black font color, and a font size of 11 points or larger

Submission: All proposals should be submitted electronically, as a PDF file, to Dr. Teresa Brosenitsch, PCHPI coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions: Questions about the application and review processes should be directed to Dr. Teresa Brosenitsch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 412-648-8968.

For information about specific cores or resources, please review this website where additional contact information for the center and core directors is available.

Funded Individuals:

All funded investigators will be required to follow all NIH regulations/requirements, including those related to animal use, human subjects, and recombinant DNA. In addition, participation in PCHPI activities, including web-based monthly executive committee meetings and face-to-face annual symposia, is required.

 

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