International Mentored Scientist Award

The CFAR International Mentored Scientist Award in HIV/AIDS is currently being offered during the Spring 2022 UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Cycle, deadline March 14, 2022.

The International Mentored Scientist Award seeks to provide a mentored career development opportunity in HIV research for international investigators affiliated with UCSF. Applicants for this award must indicate a UCSF-affiliated faculty research mentor(s) in HIV who will commit to guiding the applicant for the application process and throughout the duration of the proposed project. Project proposals should be geared toward the interests of the applicant (e.g., clinical, basic, implementation science and/or behavioral-epidemiological research) and focus on HIV research in the investigator’s home country.

Researchers (all levels), post-doctoral fellows, and trainees located at a UCSF-affiliated foreign institution who have not received an NIH R01- equivalent grant in HIV/AIDS are eligible. Please note that CFAR is not allowed to provide funding to any investigators who have received HIV-related R01 awards. More senior faculty members may apply only if they are newly entering the field of HIV research.

Designation of Mentor
CFAR requires your research mentor’s support to advise and guide the research portion of your application before submitting it to RAP. If you need CFAR’s assistance in identifying a mentor, please reach out to us by emailing Brenda Sanchez ([email protected]) no later than 6 weeks ahead of the RAP deadline so that your mentor has time to advise you. If no such person has yet been named, the applicant must arrange this before submission of the grant proposal.

Projects must be within NIH’s HIV/AIDS research high or medium priority areas. Projects in closely related areas (e.g. TB, HCV, drug use, etc.) must be clearly linked to HIV in order to be eligible for CFAR funding.

The award amount is $30,000 in direct costs for one year.
For more detailed information about this RFA, please see the RAP Portal.

International Mentored Science Awardees