PCHPI Collaboration Development Pilot Program – Request for Applications
Application Deadline: Sunday July 1, 2018
The Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions (PCHPI; http://www.hivppi.pitt.edu/) is seeking collaborators to further our mission – to understand the early cellular events of HIV infection through characterization of HIV-host cell protein interactions/complexes at a high-resolution, molecular level. "Early cellular events" include those that occur after engagement of cell surface receptors and membrane fusion through to genome integration (intracellular trafficking, uncoating, restriction, reverse transcription, nuclear import, etc). We invite qualified individuals to propose collaborative research projects.
Interested investigators should submit an application as outlined below. Inclusion of a plan of collaboration, that incorporates specific PCHPI cores or methodological expertise, will be viewed favorably. Individuals are strongly encouraged to contact PCHPI members to discuss potential collaborative projects before submitting an application.
Total Award (Direct + Indirect costs): $160,000 per year for one year. Funding for a second year will be considered, depending on progress in the first year.
Eligible Investigators: Faculty at the level of Assistant Professor or higher. Strong preference will be given to junior investigators (Assistant Professors) and individuals who have not worked on HIV-1 previously. Faculty with more than $500,000 in annual direct cost funding will not be eligible.
Application Deadline: Midnight (EST), Sunday July 1, 2018.