Community Based Participatory Research

Gilead is committed to supporting research efforts by community-based organizations aimed at improving health outcomes and provides funding support for Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Research plays an important role in improving services and quality of care for local communities and there is strong interest among communities to participate in research, with more than half of health centers currently participating in research, primarily through partnerships, and more than two thirds indicated an interest to expand research activities.1

We believe communities benefit when community organizations lead and participate in research.

To be eligible, a community-based organization must be a public or private organization that represents community needs or significant segments of the community where:

  • The organization works to address these needs or provide related services to individuals in the community
  • The majority of the governing body and staff are community members 
  • The main operating offices are in the community
  • Community members define priority issues and develop solutions to address those issues
  • Community members are involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the research projects

Request for Proposal Programs

We have open Request for Proposal (RFP) Programs seeking to support research projects in specific populations and topics listed below. These programs represent Gilead’s commitment to address unmet community needs in therapeutic areas such as HIV, oncology and liver diseases.  

If you are interested in applying to a RFP, carefully follow the instructions outlined in the RFP description linked below.  

The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for that RFP Program. Please do not submit the online ISR Proposal application form until you have been invited for a full application. Any questions can be directed to the email address listed in the RFP description. 

Research Programs by Region in Specific Populations/Topics

HIV Prevention: CBPR Coming in 2024

1. Beeson T, Jester M, Proser M and Shin P. Engaging Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Research Partnerships: The Role of Prior Research Experience on Perceived Needs and Challenges. Clin Trans Sci 2014;7: 115–120.