Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) supports collaborative research training that will strengthen the capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC), defined by the World Bank classification system, to conduct HIV-related research. The program application should incorporate an appropriate mix of long-, medium- and short-term training opportunities, with emphasis on medium- to long-term training, to address the HIV-related research training needs identified for the LMIC. The training can be in basic biomedical or clinical sciences; behavioral or social sciences; prevention research; or health services, operations and implementation research. Applicants are encouraged to design multidisciplinary research training programs that strengthen sustainable research and core research support capacity at the LMIC institution. Training can take place in the U.S. or a foreign country, but training-related research should be carried out mainly in the LMIC.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the collaborative institution; 2) targeted trainee population(s); 3) a brief description of the training program, including goals, objectives, and activities; 4) plans for integration with the collaborative institution; 5) evaluation plans; and 6) the names of three MU personnel who would be qualified to serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.


Because the nature and scope of the proposed research training will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The expected amount for individual awards will be up to:

  • $ 695,000 per year (total direct costs) for up to five years for renewal applicants entering their 16th or greater year of funding
  • $ 556,000 per year (total direct costs) for up to five years for renewal applicants entering their 11th year of funding
  • $ 417,000 per year (total direct costs) for up to five years for renewal applicants entering their 6th year of funding
  • $ 278,000 per year (total direct costs) for up to five years for new applicants.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines

Requested letters of intent are due July 16, 2010
Full proposals are due August 16, 2010


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