Developmental AIDS Research Centers on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research (DAR) encourages applications for Center Core grants (P30) to support Developmental HIV/AIDS Research Centers (D-ARC). The D-ARC is intended to provide infrastructure support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, NeuroHIV, behavioral and social, integrated biobehavioral, applied, clinical, translational, and implementation science. The intent of D-ARC support is that the proposed core activities will allow the D-ARC to compete successfully for a full NIMH AIDS Research Center (ARC) after the D-ARC award period.

Companion FOA: PAR-20-308 - AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to application due date
  • AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 25, 2021, August 25, 2022, and August 25, 2023

PAR-20-307 Expiration Date September 14, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The D-ARC application institution must have a minimum of 3 active NIMH research project awards (R-series) and 1 additional NIH award at the time of application.



Amount Description

Applicants may request up to $750,000 total costs per year.

A D-ARC may request a project period of up to four years.

    Funding Type





    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science
    Medical - Translational
    Social Sciences

    External Deadline

    August 25, 2023