Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and/or Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative studies to identify and understand the immune responses that mediate protection from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection or progression to active tuberculosis (TB) disease. Such responses may be operative in mycobacterial infection, or following vaccination with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) or investigational TB vaccines. Studies may focus on any stage of mycobacterial infection and may include HIV-infected and/or uninfected individuals. Research supported under this FOA should go beyond descriptive information currently known about Mtb infection, immune responses to TB vaccines, or immune modulation by non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection, or by HIV/AIDS. Applications are sought that include characterization of the timing, anatomical location, and contribution to disease outcome, of mucosal and/or systemic immune responses to mycobacterial infection and/or vaccination. This research is expected to advance understanding of immune mechanisms in Mtb infection/vaccination and contribute to the advancement of new TB vaccines, including in populations also infected with HIV.

Deadlines:

  • Application Due Date(s): January 14, 2020, January 14, 2021, and January 14, 2022​
  • AIDS Application Due Date(s): January 14, 2020, January 14, 2021, and January 14, 2022​

​PAR-19-307 Expiration Date January 15, 2022

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 14, 2020