Learn More about the DC CFAR Developmental Core!

December 21, 2017

The DC CFAR Developmental Core provides support to the development of next-generation HIV researchers in Washington, DC and promotes innovative, multi-institutional and multidisciplinary HIV scientific research through its many services.

  • The Pilot Awards Program  aims to provide pilot funds (up to $50,000 for one year) to HIV/AIDS investigators who are junior faculty members at DC CFAR participating institutions to assist them in the development of their NIH-funded research careers. Requests for applications to this competitive program are issued twice a year (Spring and Fall).
  • Full investigator DC CFAR members are eligible to apply for Microgrants. The competitive Microgrant Program provides funding of up to $2,500 (up to $5,000 for NGS) to cover costs associated with the use of DC CFAR core services for development of a new line of research. Microgrants can also be applied to cover publication fees, poster printing, and travel to scientific conferences by DC CFAR Pilot Awards and NIH CFAR Administrative Supplements recipients.
  • The Mentoring Program supports the development of early stage and new HIV/AIDS investigators and senior scientists newly transitioning to the field of HIV/AIDS research, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities. The mentoring program is tightly linked to the Pilot Awards Program and will engage both successful and unsuccessful RFA applicants with the goal of preparing them for future grant submissions, developing their understanding of ideas, techniques and methods used in HIV research, and connecting them to CFAR HIV research community and relevant Core services.
  • Journal Club Webinars discuss currently published HIV/AIDS reports and are structured to foster collaborations across HIV research areas at CFAR institutions between senior and early stage investigators. All Journal Club Webinars are archived on the DC CFAR website for viewing.

If you have questions about the Developmental Core services, please email the Developmental Core Manager (TBD). If you would like to receive support from the Developmental Core, please fill out the Core Services Request Form.