Introducing the MACC Scholars Program!

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August 16, 2017

The Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC) is proud to offer three inaugural scholarship opportunities (one per CFAR) to early career investigators in 2018. The goal of the MACC Scholars Program is to support the development of researchers with an interest in HIV among underrepresented populations in the Mid-Atlantic regions, and encourage their development as HIV investigators. The program will provide competitively selected early career (within 5 years of receipt of doctoral or medical degree or terminal training) applicants who are eligible to receive funds from a MACC affiliated CFAR institution (this includes post-docs) with the following support:

  • Guidance in identifying a research question that will address the Mid-Atlantic HIV epidemic using either existing data (which MACC investigators will support obtaining) or through primary data collection that can occur over a maximum of 4 months with a limited pilot funds budget.
  • Mentoring by senior faculty from each of the CFARs
  • Support towards dissemination of completed research at CROI (or equivalent conference).
  • Mentoring support in writing a K or R-series research strategy for submission based on work accomplished during the Scholar's tenure.
  • Access to applicable MACC CFAR services and resources.
  • Up to 10% FTE for one year.
  • Budget to allow travel to one scientific conference, leadership and/or scientific training, and visits to each of the CFARs outside of the Scholar's home location.
  • Area of research interest should inform the development of promising interventions to reduce HIV incidence and address disparities in the care continuum among highly impacted populations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

MACC Scholars will be provided up to $15,000 in funding to cover a portion of their time (~5% -10%) and expenses including travel and research materials and supplies. Successful applicants will be funded for 12 months beginning January 1, 2018.

LOIs due September 15, 2017
Applications due November 1, 2017

For more information about the MACC Scholars Programs or the full announcement and application guidance, contact maccscholaraward@gmail.com.