NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to fund research focused on better understanding the biology and immunology of natural viral infections and HIV vaccine vectors, including studies that will use a wide range of omics approaches.

NIAID said in a funding announcement on Friday it will support R01 research project grants for five years, and it will fund R21 exploratory or development projects with up to $275,000 over two years to pursue these studies.

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