Ending the HIV Epidemic: Resource Center to Engage Justice-Involved Populations (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

Under the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is releasing a set of interrelated Request for Applications (RFAs) to create the HIV/Justice Research Network, a coordinated effort to develop innovative strategies to promote improvements in HIV prevention and treatment services for individuals involved in the criminal-legal system with substance use disorder (SUD). Separate Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) are being issued to support three elements: multiple Regional Research Hubs (RFA-DA-24-015); one Data Coordination and Dissemination Center (RFA-DA-24-023); and one Patient Engagement Resource Center (RFA-DA-24-022). It is imperative that prospective applicants read all of these related NOFOs to better understand the intended purpose and structure of the HIV/Justice Research Network.

This NOFO seeks applications for anĀ HIV/Justice Patient Engagement Resource Center (PERC). This U24 research resource center will partner with patients and others having lived experience with HIV, SUD, and the criminal-legal system to develop a research advisory/consultation model that can support the Regional Research Hub projects; conduct original research to identify key access and utilization barriers to HIV/SUD services for individuals with criminal-legal involvement; and pilot test potential solutions. The overarching goal is to embrace user-centered design principles to inform both research and practice, in order to better engage populations involved in the criminal legal system in HIV and SUD prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): July 16, 2023

  • AIDS Application Due Date: August 16, 2023

RFA-DA-24-022 Expiration DateĀ August 17, 2023

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Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $350,000 in direct costs per year but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 16, 2023