The HIV/AIDS CBR Program supports partnerships among community organizations, researchers, and decision-makers working in areas such as, but not limited to: housing, mental health, addictions, activity limitations and employment, health services and access to care for vulnerable and hard to reach populations. Research projects involving quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, including epidemiology, intervention research, case studies and interviews, are eligible for funding.
In line with its Strategic Plan, the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative will fund projects that focus on the development and/or implementation of interventions for the prevention of HIV and/or gaps in the care cascade. Similarly, the Initiative is committed to supporting research that focuses on key populations including:
- men who have sex with men;
- people who use drugs;
- Indigenous people;
- persons currently or previously incarcerated;
- ethno-racial minority communities;
- women and youth at risk; and
- people living with HIV.
To accommodate the overarching goals of the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative and the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada that support a "national and global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic", applications that propose projects outside of Canada may be considered for funding. However, such applications must clearly demonstrate how the knowledge created will have impact on Canadian communities through such methods as a knowledge transfer plan.