Understanding and Addressing the Multi-level Influences on Uptake and Adherence to HIV Prevention Strategies among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa (R01, R21, R34)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This initiative aims to: (1) enhance our understanding of the multi-level factors that influence HIV prevention strategy use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa and (2) develop and test novel interventions to address these factors and enhance the uptake and adherence to HIV prevention strategies among AGYW in sub-Saharan Africa.  The goal of this initiative is to look at the multiple levels of influence on AGYW’s behavior from the individual level, to her partners, family members and peers as well as cultural, social norms and structural factors that may influence uptake and adherence to prevention strategies.     

RFA-MH-17-550 uses the R01 grant mechanism while RFA-MH-17-555 uses the R21 mechanism and RFA-MH-17-560 uses the R34 mechanism. High risk/high payoff projects that lack preliminary data or utilize existing data may be most appropriate for the R21 mechanism, while applicants with preliminary data and/or include longitudinal analysis may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism. Projects that are designed to develop and pilot test an intervention may wish to apply using the R34 mechanism.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): November 20, 2016
  • Application Due Date(s): December 20, 2016
  • AIDS Application Due Date(s): December 20, 2016

​RFA-MH-17-550 Expiration Date December 21, 2016




International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 20, 2016