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CIRA Talk: Conducting International HIV/AIDS Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

International ResearchJoin us in a virtual panel discussion on strategies to maintain productivity and communication with research collaborators and opportunities emerged from the pandemic. Panelists include Yale faculty researchers and CIRA International Visiting Fellows. The panel will be moderated by Luke Davis, MD.

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CIRA Wishes John "Jack" Dovidio Well in Retirement

John Dovidio headshotJohn "Jack" Dovidio recently announced his retirement from Yale after 13 years as Professor of Psychology and Public Health. He also was a CIRA affiliated researcher and served on CIRA's Executive Committee for over 10 years.

Paul Cleary, CIRA Director stated: "Jack has been an incredibly talented and generous member of CIRA. He has consistently provided outstanding advice and guidance in his role on our Advisory committee and has participated extensively and selflessly in multiple mentoring activities. His insight and guidance has had a positive impact of the careers of many young scholars as they have developed their scholarship related to the prevention and amelioration of the impact of the HIV infection."

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Yale Human Research Protection Program (HRPP): Changes in HRPP and IRB Processes

IRB logoThe Yale HRPP released new documents and changes in July, including new submission form and protocol templates. Contact the with any questions regarding the changes and how it will affect your research.

For further details, visit HRPP's news and announcements webpage.


  • CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: "Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy"
    Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Further Details
  • CIRA Talk: Conducting International HIV/AIDS Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Date: Wednesday, August 19, 8:00 am ET, 3:00 pm Dar es Salaam, 7:00 pm Bangkok, 8:00 pm Beijing/Kuala Lumpur, 10:00 pm Brisbane
    Description: Join us in a virtual panel discussion on strategies to maintain productivity and communication with research collaborators and opportunities emerged from the pandemic. Panelists include Yale faculty researchers and CIRA International Visiting Fellows.
    Contact: Dini Harsono (
    Join by computer or mobile device:
    Join by telephone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 918 2661 8991 (international numbers available)
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Multimorbidity Funding Opportunity Announcements Technical Assistance (PAR-20-179 and PAR-20-180)
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • Webinar: HIV & Aging During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Date: Friday, September 11, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • SYNChronicity 2020 (SYNC 2020): the National HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health Conference
    Date: September 8-11, 2020
    Further Details and Registration

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Papers: COVID-19 and Public Health: Students’ Experiences and Perspectives
    Submission Due Date: August 17, 2020
    Further Details
  • Call for Artwork: AIDS and Research Awards Exhibitions
    Submission due date: August 31, 2020
    Eligibility: Yale staff, students, and faculty
    Further Details
  • Call for Submission: Yale MacMillan Center's "Reflections on Research": a CLAIS/ESC Photo-Essay Competition
    Submission Due Date: September 9, 2020
    The exhibit will be launched virtually on Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    Eligibility: current Yale graduate and professional students who conducted academic activities or research in Latin America, the Caribbean, or Europe (including Eurasia and Russia).
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

Download a PDF compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.

HIV-Related Opportunities:

  • AIDS United's People Organizing Positively (POP)
    Letters of Inquiry Due Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 12:00 pm
    Eligibility: Regional, community and faith-based organizations, including but not limited to AIDS service organizations, federally qualified health centers and/or established networks of people living with HIV
    Further Details
  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging
    New Expiration Date: January 8, 2021 (original date: September 8, 2020)
    - R01
    - R21

Other Opportunities:

  • Generating evidence to strengthen intersectionality and gender research efforts in infectious disease prevention and control
    Application Due Date: August 17, 2020, 5:00 pm CET
    Eligibility limited to applications from low- and middle-income countries
    Further Details
  • RWJF Research to Advance Models of Care for Medicaid-Eligible Populations
    Application Deadline: September 2, 2020, 3:00 pm ET
    Further Details
  • Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Research Hubs (U54–Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): February 8, 2021
    A virtual symposium with keynote presentations, networking opportunities, and technical assistance on this FOA and other related funding announcements will be held on August 10, 2020.
    Further Details and Registration
  • NIDA Core "Center of Excellence" Grant Program (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): November 17, 2020, November 17, 2021, November 17, 2022
    Further Details
  • NIAID Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): September 14, 2020; January 12, 2021; May 12, 2021; September 14, 2021; January 12, 2022; May 13, 2022; September 14, 2022; January 13, 2023; May 12, 2023
    Further Details
  • Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): October 19, 2020; June 17, 2021; October 19, 2021; June 17, 2022; October 19, 2022; June 19, 2023
    Further Details
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research
    New Application Due Dates: October 19 2020, February 17 2021, June 17 2021, October 19 2021, February 17 2022, June 17 2022, October 19 2022, February 17 2023, June 19 2023
    Resubmission and Revision Due Dates: November 17 2020, March 17 2021, July 19 2021, November 17 2021, March 17 2022, July 19 2022, November 17 2022, March 17 2023, July 19 2023
    - R01 Clinical Trial Optional
    - R21 Clinical Trial Optional
    - R03 Clinical Trial Optional

Notice of Special Interest:

  • Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research
    First Available Due Date: October 05, 2020
    Expiration Date: September 08, 2023
    Further Details



  • Working With HIV Clinics To Adopt Addiction Treatments Using Implementation Faciliatation (WHAT IF?) Toolkit
    As part of a NIDA-funded WHAT-IF? Project (PI-Dr. David Fiellin), the Yale Program in Addiction has launched a website that pulls together resources (slides from talks, protocols, journal articles, guideline) for individuals that are interested in integrating tobacco, alcohol, and/or opioid use disorder treatment in their HIV clinics.
    Further Details
  • Recording: Clinical Directors Network Webinar "Sex in the Time of COVID-19"
    Speaker: Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, Fenway Health, Harvard Medical School
    Further Details
  • PLOS Special Collection Highlighting Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s Innovative Models of Care
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has launched a new Special Collection of manuscripts in PLOS highlighting Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s innovative approaches for data utilization and engagement of people with HIV who are not in care and not virally suppressed, critical components of the Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.
    Further Details

NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2020 unless otherwise noted.


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CIRA Talk: Conducting International HIV/AIDS Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, August 19, 8:00 am ET
Join us in a virtual panel discussion on strategies to maintain productivity and communication with research collaborators and opportunities emerged from the pandemic. Panelists include Yale faculty researchers and CIRA International Visiting Fellows.

Further Details

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.

  • August - No Meeting
  • September - Meeting details TBA

COVID-19 and HIV Resources

Coronavirus microscopeCIRA has launched a webpage that provides a wide range of resources surrounding COVID-19 and HIV. The webpage will be updated regularly as new information and materials become available. The resources include COVID-19-related funding opportunities, call for papers, research tools and guidance, and many more. Contact Dini Harsono ( for questions or comments about the web page.

CIRA Peer Review Program

Peer ReviewAre you planning to submit a grant application? Do you have a manuscript in progress? Are you working on a presentation for a conference? Increase your chances for success by having your work peer-reviewed!

Why CIRA peer review? What are the benefits?

  • The spirit of our program is one of collegiality and respect; it is constructive rather than evaluative in nature
  • The investigator or author receives constructive feedback from a multidisciplinary group of colleagues with relevant expertise
  • It facilitates a discussion on how to communicate the content more clearly and effectively
  • The process allows the investigator or author to practice how to respond to reviewer feedback
  • The review sessions connect the investigator or author to a useful network for expanding knowledge and exploring potential collaborations across disciplines
  • It provides input on the relevancy of the proposal/manuscript/presentation to the funding agencies/mechanisms, journals, and audience

Email Katie Doucet ( for questions or to schedule a Peer Review session. Requests for peer review must be submitted 4 weeks prior to the requested review date.

Research Snapshot Series

Research Snapshot iconCIRA's Research Snapshot series features one page summaries of completed, peer reviewed and published studies conducted by our affiliated scientists. The summaries describe the reason for the study, the key findings, and implications for practice and policy, presented in plain language. Each of the briefs also include a link to a published article in a peer reviewed journal that derives from the featured study.

If you are a CIRA Affiliate and interested in submitting a brief for publication or just want to discuss the process, contact Pete Donohue,

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CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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