HIV Vaccine and Biomedical Prevention Research Project


The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to be a major global health problem. Despite significantly accelerated implementation of effective prevention and treatment tools to address HIV and AIDS, over 2 million new infections occurred in 2014. Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most severely affected, bearing the burden of 66% of the HIV positive people in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly half of the 25.8 million people living with HIV are women. Given the scope of the epidemic, new biomedical tools to prevent HIV are essential. The most promising of these is a safe and effective HIV vaccine that provides durable protection, thus providing a realistic and cost-effective means of reversing HIV on a population level. It is highly unlikely that a global, sustainable solution to the AIDS pandemic will be economically or logistically feasible in the absence of a safe and effective HIV vaccine. Developing and delivering an AIDS vaccine for those most in need will represent a transformational scientific breakthrough and is in lock-step with USAID’s commitment to high-impact development through innovation. Parallel to this noble scientific endeavor supported by USAID since 2001 are concerted efforts to enhance human resources and infrastructure, while creating and nurturing an enabling policy environment and key partnerships in low- and lower middle-income countries that contribute to sustained capacity for science, research and health systems strengthening in the regions most affected by HIV/AIDS.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Agency for International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
All Application being submitted under this Notice of Funding Opportunity are due no later than 12:00(noon), EST, on February 2, 2016
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Lealie M. Perry
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $20,000,000.00 to $160,000,000.00


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