The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) with participating NIH Institutes and Centers announce the availability of administrative supplements to support research on HIV/AIDS and aging. Eligible parent awards include existing projects funded by the participating Institutes and Centers listed above with or without an existing focus on HIV/AIDS as long as other eligibility criteria are met and are within scope of the original project. Supplemental projects may involve a variety of scientific approaches and methods provided that they are focused on HIV/AIDS, can be conducted within one year of the supplement award, address previously unforeseen research opportunities, and fit within the scope of the parent grant. Within scope means that the proposed aims do not add to or expand the existing study in a manner that would be more appropriate for a competing peer-reviewed mechanism and/or revision application. Examples of potential supplemental studies could include:
- Addition of participants with HIV to an ongoing study where such participants were either not included originally or not enrolled in sufficient numbers to make meaningful comparisons between groups
- Addition of older adult participants to an ongoing study involving subjects with HIV where such participants were either not included originally or not enrolled in sufficient numbers to make meaningful comparisons between groups
- Exploration of measures relevant to HIV and aging
- Development of enhanced approaches to improve the recruitment and retention of aging individuals with HIV
Depending on the parent project, not all of the above approaches would be considered within scope, and other approaches may also be possible. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed aims with their program officer to verify eligibility criteria and fit within the scope of their existing award.
Grantees whose awarding IC is not listed above are encouraged to reach out to their program officer.