NWO/AIDS Fund HIV-Cure for Everyone (KIC)

Closing Date: 01/11/2022

Funding available for a consortium to contribute to the development and implementation of a HIV cure. The consortium will be created in a five-day workshop, formed from the participating researchers of different disciplines and non-academic parties from the Netherlands and abroad.

The ‘HIV-cure for everyone’ programme (Hiv-genezing voor iedereen) is a funding instrument of the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), the national research council in the Netherlands.

The goal of the programme is to form a new interdisciplinary consortium that designs a joint research proposal, in which integrated combination strategies are developed to reach a cure for HIV. Within the project several approaches from the ‘Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV cure agenda’ are combined, with explicit scope for new approaches. The project is aimed at research leading to biomedical breakthroughs, with societal support as an explicit component and making the HIV cure available to everyone in the world.

Applicants can submit a motivation letter for participation in the mandatory five-day sandpit workshop. The consortium will be formed from this group of sandpit participants.

A sandpit is an intensive, interactive and interdisciplinary workshop, where a diverse group of selected participants form different disciplines and backgrounds, a team of experts and independent collaboration partners come together for several days to immerse themselves in a collaborative brainstorming process about a complex societal challenge.

The brainstorming workshop is to be held at Hotel Ernst Sillem Hoeve in Den Dolder, the Netherlands from 9 to 13 January 2023. The workshop will be conducted in English.

The sandpit will be led by a guidance team including experts in the field and representatives of the NWO, the Aidsfonds (Aids Fund) and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Gezondheidsonderzoek en Zorginnovatie (ZonMw – Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development).

Participation in the sandpit does not guarantee participation in the consortium.

Funding body Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
Maximum value €5,600,000
Reference ID S24310
Category Medical Research
Economic and Social Research
Science and Technology
Biotechnology and Biology
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
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