HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students
Seeking BIPOC medical students interested in HIV vaccine research.
DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at http://www.hvtn.org/ramp
Grant recipients will be mentored by HVTN-affiliated investigators while conducting research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral, and social science. Projects will be:
Short-Term Projects: 8 - 10 weeks
- Timed with a summer break or fourth year research elective
- Travel to an HIV Vaccine Clinical Research Site in the US or abroad
- Attend and present at an HVTN Conference
- Maximum award of $20,000
Long-Term Projects: 9-12 months
- Timed with a planned master's or doctoral program, or be a distinct, non-degree associated research-focused year
- Research at an HIV Vaccine Clinical Research Site in the US or abroad
- Attend two scientific conferences, including presenting at the HVTN conference
- Maximum award of $70,000
Project OptionsScholars will have the opportunity to apply to a research project of their interest. Project summaries for the 2024-2025 cycle have been posted to the following link: http://www.hvtn.org/ramp. (Click on Application Process)
To see projects of our current and former scholars, check out their profiles.
If you are interested in applying, visit http://www.hvtn.org/ramp, review the Request for Applications (RFA) and application materials. Carefully read the Request for Applications before applying. Applications are due online by 5:00 pm PST on January 2, 2024.
For More Information
All correspondence concerning the program should be addressed to:
Linda Oseso, MPH
RAMP Program Manager
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Mail Stop M2-B500
Seattle, WA 98109
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):
- Request for Proposals (RFP) with more details to guide you in developing your project proposal
- RAMP Mentor Project Proposal Online Application
- RAMP Project Proposals (use the Ancillary and Exploratory Study Proposal template)
- Project Abstract (use the RAMP project abstract template)
- Detailed Budget excel Form
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.