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NIH HIV Research Funding Opportunity: Advancing HIV Service Delivery through Pharmacies and Pharmacists

Pharmacy-Centered HIV Research: Current Landscape and Future Frontiers

Two newly published research funding opportunities from NIH are now available to support the advancement of HIV service delivery through pharmacies and pharmacists.

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) solicits research designed to capacitate, transform, and scale the delivery of HIV testing, prevention, and care services through pharmacists and pharmacies in US and/or global settings. This includes the opportunity to advance training curricula that enables pharmacy students, pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmacy systems to deliver the spectrum of needed HIV services with ease, equity, and effectiveness.

The NIH institutes and offices that are co-sponsoring the two requests for applications (RFAs) under the NOFO have collectively set aside funds in FY25 to support relevant, high priority research. These RFAs reflect themes identified in the June 2023 NIH-sponsored meeting, “Pharmacy-Centered Research: Current Landscape and Future Frontiers.”

Please find further information about the NOFO below.

Links to NOFO

Advancing HIV service delivery through pharmacies and pharmacists (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Advancing HIV service delivery through pharmacies and pharmacists (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Mechanisms offered

R01 and R21

Due Date

Applications are due by August 13, 2024, 5:00 p.m. local time of the applicant organization.


A pre-application and technical assistance webinar will be held for the NIH funding opportunity, ”Advancing HIV service delivery through pharmacies and pharmacists” (RFA-MH-25-185 and RFA-MH-25-186), on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 10:00am – 11:30am Eastern Time (EDT, or UTC -4) to provide information and respond to questions from prospective applicants.

Staff members from NIH Institutes and Offices co-sponsoring RFA-MH-25-185 and RFA-MH-25-186 will provide an overview of the RFA, including objectives, application instructions, and review criteria, and will be available to answer questions.

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom Meeting. Attendees must register in advance for this webinar through the following link:  

Participants can submit questions in advance to

Webinar participation is neither required nor necessary for a successful application. A recording of the webinar will be available afterward.

Participating Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs)

NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

This page last reviewed on May 23, 2024