Any modeller or stakeholder is eligible to submit a proposal for a new HIV modelling project to be enabled by the Consortium. We particularly encourage proposals for multiple models jointly addressing a question in a single project / paper. Proposals from non-modeller stakeholders will be considered particularly if at least one modelling group is involved in the application.
Proposals for a new HIV modelling project may be submitted by the modellers proposed to do the work, stakeholders, or from a person or group seeking to find a modeller to address a question. Proposals for new projects will be made by the completion of a project proposal on a standard template submitted to the Secretariat.
Proposals considered eligible by the Executive Committee (EC) will be shared with Affiliates for comment ahead of discussion by the EC. A key consideration in evaluating proposals requiring Consortium endorsement will be the relevance to ultimately helping to inform provision of HIV prevention and care in sub-Saharan Africa, even if this relevance is indirect, for example through development of a new approach or methodology. Taking account of any input from Affiliates, the EC will decide:
- Whether the proposal is endorsed by the Consortium, in which case the Consortium will aim to facilitate the project being completed
- Whether one or more of the core implementers will contribute with modelling
- Whether funds will be made available to support the requested modelling.
The funds available for the last option are extremely limited.
If you have a project in mind and want to discuss its suitability, email us at: email@example.com.