RAMP Program

HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program for African American/Black and Latinx Medical Students

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is pleased to announce that the Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) is seeking RAMP scholar project proposals from investigators in the Network. The HVTN, in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health is investing in the next generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African American/Black, Latinx, Native American and American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities. Join us in investing in the next generation of physician scientists!

If you are interested in mentoring a RAMP scholar to work on any HVTN related project or site level COVID project (Not protocol specific) on-site at your Clinical Research Site (if COVID has been controlled) between May 2023 and November 2024, please send in a project proposal. Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19, we are requesting mentors to submit projects that are feasible in person (if COVID has been controlled) AND remotely (if COVID has not been controlled). The following project proposal submission requirements/materials can be found on the HVTN Investigators Resources page (hyperlinked below): 

  1. Request for Proposals (RFP) with more details to guide you in developing your project proposal
  2. RAMP Mentor Project Proposal Online Application
  3. RAMP Project Proposals (use the Ancillary and Exploratory Study Proposal template)
  4. Project Abstract (use the RAMP project abstract template)
  5. Detailed Budget excel Form 
    1. Example of Project Abstract and Project Budgets

Please submit your proposal, abstract and budget through the RAMP Mentor Project Proposal Online Application by Monday, August 1st,2022 at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

Additional Opportunities for RAMP Engagement:

In addition to submitting project proposals for the general RAMP Program, there are other opportunities to be involved with the RAMP Scholar program through guest lectures, RAMP Review Board and manuscript workshops. Please complete the mentorship interest survey to be added to the contact list: Mentorship Interest Survey

We appreciate you considering this mentoring opportunity. We are happy to discuss the RAMP program and assist you in developing your RAMP project proposal.  Feel free to reach out to us with any questions –  loseso@fredhutch.org and mandrasik@fredhutch.org.