CONRAD has no funds for unsolicited proposals at this time. When funding is available, priority areas are:
- chemical and mechanical barriers for women that prevent pregnancy and/or STIs
- systemic methods for women and men.
All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the CONRAD program staff before preparing an application for research support, and to submit a brief Preliminary Proposal before preparing a Full Proposal (click here for Proposal Guidelines).
CONRAD engages in a Monitoring and Evaluation plan meant to measure CONRAD’s progress in the proposed research and development activities. Successive and parallel stages of evaluation are undertaken, including CONRAD technical monitors’ assessments, periodic meetings of the Preclinical Working Group, Product Development Group, Clinical Team, Directors, and technical staff. Outside oversight is provided by CONRAD’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), a group of prominent investigators with expertise in HIV virology, STDs, preclinical testing and clinical research, pharmaceutical sciences, reproductive biology, obstetrics-gynecology, and microbicides.