National Institutes of Health: Addressing Issues on Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries


Organisation: The U.S. Department of State’s National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Apply By:  07/01/2020


The U.S. Department of State’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently seeking applications for its grants program addressing issues on Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries to encourage exploratory/developmental research focused on the same.

In particular, applications are encouraged that focus on the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV positive populations, including those with co-morbidities such as tuberculosis (TB), in low-resource settings in LMICs.

Program Scopes

Specific research questions that fall within the scope of this program are not limited to:

  • What types of tobacco cessation interventions are most effective in persons with HIV, with or without TB co-infection, to achieve improved tobacco abstinence as well as disease treatment outcomes in low-resource environments?
  • What are the barriers to integrating tobacco control interventions into the existing HIV and TB prevention and treatment context in LMICs?
  • What is the cost-effectiveness of integrating smoking cessation within HIV and TB treatment? What interventions can be effectively introduced to low-resource settings in LMICs?
  • How does the social and behavioral context of tobacco use in PLHIV in LMICs, including the use and abuse of other substances, influence tobacco use behavior and cessation outcomes?
  • What policy interventions could be embedded in HIV and TB control programs that would serve to improve the outcomes of cessation or prevention efforts at both a clinical and population level?

Eligibility Criteria

Independent school districts

  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
  • City or township governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • County governments
  • Small businesses
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • State governments
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs)
  • Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations)
  • Regional Organizations
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • U.S. Territory or Possession.

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