CIPHER Grant Programme

Applications to the 2018/2019 round are now closed

The CIPHER Grant Programme directly supports the development of early-stage investigators, awarding up to US$150,000 for up to two years to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings. This is a unique ‘stepping up’ opportunity, designed to give investigators the experience they need to compete for larger funding. The grants are resulting in personal and career development, capacity building on the ground, and research that informs critical management and care and leads to policy change.

Since 2013, CIPHER Grantees have been addressing key clinical and operational research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV. And they are doing this where it is needed the most, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); in fact, recognizing the importance of building research capacity, approximately 80% of funds are awarded to applicants from LMICs. The intention is to attract early-stage investigators – from inside and outside the field of HIV research – to address critical research questions, while providing a unique opportunity for professional development.

CIPHER has partnered with the World Health Organization to develop global research agendas on HIV testing, treatment and service delivery for paediatric and adolescent populations. CIPHER implements these global research priorities as a funder through its grant and fellowship programmes. The 2018/2019 round will focus on paediatric HIV operational science specifically.

The CIPHER Grant Programme is made possible with the generous support of Founding Sponsor ViiV Healthcare and Janssen. Its content is guided by experts in paediatric and adolescent HIV convened by the IAS.

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CIPHER Grant Programme 2018/2019 round:

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Meet the grantees

Paediatric testing

Dorina Onoya
South Africa

Post-partum retention in care
 

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Irene Njuguna
Kenya

Incentivizing uptake of testing in children

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Paediatric treatment

Amy Slogrove
South Africa

ART and pregnancy outcomes
 

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Ute Feucht
South Africa

ART exposure: impact on growth and immunity

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Andrew McCrary
Kenya

Long-term outcomes of HIV and ART: cardiac

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Gabriel Loni Ekali
 

Cameroon

ART exposure: TDF and renal function

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McNeil Ngongondo
  

Malawi

ART exposure: breastfeeding
 

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Watsamon Jantarabenjakul
Thailand

Short-term outcomes of HIV and ART: neurodevelopmental

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Amara Ezeamama
 

Uganda

Long-term outocmes of HIV and ART: executive function and psycosocial

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Suvaporn Anugulruengkitt
Thailand

ART exposure: PMTCT safety in high-risk infants

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Eric McCollum
 

Malawi

Short-term outcomes of HIV and ART: pneumonia, innovative strategies

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Atupele Kapito-Tembo
Malawi

ART exposure: breastfeeding and pharmacovigilance

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Matthew Kelly
Botswana

Short-term outcomes of HIV and ART: severe pneumonia

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Nelleke Langerak
South Africa

Long-term outcomes of HIV and ART: HIV encephalopathy

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Paul Bangirana
Uganda

Long-term outcomes of HV and ART: HIV subtype and neurocognition

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Steve Innes
South Africa

Long-term outcomes of HIV and ART: detection and clinical management

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Adolescent PrEP

Wipaporn Songtaweesin
Thailand

PrEP: adherence in high-risk youth

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Adolescent testing

Alain Amstutz
Lesotho

Self-testing in and differentiated care in adolescents

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Adolescent treatment

Louis-Marie Yindom
Zimbabwe

Long-term outocmes of HIV and ART: chronic lung disease

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Jackson Mukonzo
Uganda

Long-term outcomes of HIV and ART: HIV-associated cancers

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Birkneh Tadesse
Ethiopia

Better detection of treatment failure

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Tavitiya Sudjaritruk
Thailand

Long-term outcomes of HIV and ART: liver injury

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Degu Jerene
Ethiopia

ART outcomes in adolescents
 

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Adolescent service delivery

Millicent Atujuna
South Africa

Poverty and ART adherence and retention in care

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Sirinya Teeraananchai
Thailand

Service delivery to youth along the HIV cascade

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Elona Toska
 

Improving HIV outcomes for adolescent mothers

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Latoya Small
South Africa

Improving adherence and behavioural risk

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Heather Bailey
Ukraine

Outcomes and service provision models of HIV positive youth

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Rebecca Hodes
South Africa

Improving adherence and sexual and reproductive health uptake

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