Trainee Support Grants

Closing Date

May 31, 2014 - 11:55pm

CFAR Trainee Support Grants help fund a variety of activities for students, fellows, and junior faculty which are directly relevant to their career development. The purpose of the program is to provide modest support to enhance career development of trainees and junior investigators pursuing research careers in HIV/AIDS and to encourage collaboration with other HIV/AIDS investigators.


Must be trainees (post-doctoral fellows, acting or junior faculty [Assistant Professor or below in rank]) who are actively involved in research on HIV/AIDS at UW or a UW-affiliated institution, e.g. Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute.

Types of Activities

Costs of graphics, meeting registration fees, travel costs for educational activities which will enhance collaboration, reprints, publication (page) charges, etc. All costs must be directly related to HIV/AIDS research. "HIV-related research" is defined broadly, and includes basic science, clinical, behavioral epidemiological, and health services research. For scientific meetings which have presentations by attendees, funds will only be awarded if an investigator is making a presentation (oral or poster) and intending to foster existing or new collaborations.

Requests for computers are not accepted.

Funding Available

Up to $1,000 per award. Maximum one award per year per person. Note that awards may support up to 75% of the cost of an activity and matching funds must pay for the remainder. Matching funds may be provided by the trainee, a mentor, department, or other source. For example, if the activity costs $1000, the CFAR Trainee Support Grant will pay up to $750, and the matching funds must pay at least $250.

Award Criteria

Demonstration that the activity will contribute toward a trainee's development as an HIV/AIDS investigator (e.g. foster collaborations, acquire new knowledge, new skills, new experience, etc.). Priority will be given to applicants for whom the activity is dependent on the CFAR award.

Post-Award Requirement

Awardees must report to Dr. Collier on how the award contributed toward their development as an HIV/AIDS investigator.

Application Instructions

Please fill out this webform.

Note that there is a ROLLING DEADLINE for these awards. If the request is to attend a meeting other than one of the major HIV/AIDS meetings, please include/send a copy of the meeting brochure. If you have questions, please contact Lauren Sterling via email or phone at (206) 744-8876.