Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative, high risk, high impact research to investigate the innate and/or adaptive immune responses induced by mycobacterial infections, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) and/or candidate Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) vaccines in HIV-infected or uninfected individuals. Studies that will provide insights into the immune mechanisms required for protection from Mtb infection/re-infection or progression to active disease in latently infected individuals are encouraged. This research is expected to provide data to advance new hypotheses on immune mechanisms that contribute to the advancement of new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines, including in populations also infected with HIV.
- Pre-Application Submission: N/A
- Application Submission: 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization, Jan. 11, 2017; Jan. 11, 2018; Jan. 11, 2019
Companion funding opportunity:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.