CFAR Funding Programs

CFAR provides direct funding for innovative and developmental research through programs administered by the Developmental CoreExplore all awards in in our online database.

From 2007-2022 we have distributed awards in excess of $12.3 MM for more than 280 research projects.

CFAR offers three types of Developmental Awards mechanisms: Mentored Science AwardInternational Mentored Scientist Award, and Pilot Award for Investigators New to HIV. Applications are administered through the RAP Allocation Program.

CFAR has made several strategic updates to Developmental Award programs, highlighted below:

  1. Award amounts have been increased for all CFAR programs (Mentored Scientist and Pilot Awards to $50,000 for one year and the International Mentored Science Award to $30,000 for one year.)
  2. The Basic Science program has been combined with the Mentored Scientist Program. 
  3. Eligibility Criteria have changed for the Mentored Scientist and Pilot Award Programs:
    • The Mentored Scientist Award program is targeted to early stage investigators (clinical or postdoctoral fellows or faculty at the assistant professor level or below).
    • The Pilot Award Program is now targeted to investigators who are new to HIV (assistant or associate faculty with no prior HIV funding).
  4. All projects must be within NIH’s HIV/AIDS research high or medium priority areas.

Active Award Programs

Program Developmental International Focus Supplemental
Maximum Award Amount $50,000 $30,000 $75K-$100,000+
Award Period 1 year 1 year 1 year
Mentored Scientist Award    
Pilot Award for Investigators New to HIV    
International Mentored Scientist Award    
Supplemental Awards (EHE, MPX, CFAR Administrative)    

Recent Awards