HVTN provides structured mentorship and project funding to investigators working on HIV vaccines.
Main Areas of Focus
- To recruit and retain a new generation of HIV vaccine researchers
- To expand and strengthen the contribution of South African investigators to HIV vaccine research
- To attract and retain promising young investigators interested in improving Non-Human Primate (NHP) models that support preventive HIV vaccine development
- Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP): Aims to recruit and retain a new generation of HIV vaccine researchers by providing structured mentorship and project funding to minority medical students
- South African HVTN AIDS Vaccine Early Stage Investigator Programme (SHAPe): Aims to expand and strengthen the contribution of South African investigators to HIV vaccine research through a structured research, mentorship and Ph.D. program
- Non-Human Primate (NHP) Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Scholar Program: Aims to attract and retain promising young investigators interested in improving NHP models that support preventive HIV vaccine development, and provide a framework for ongoing ESI mentorship that will foster increased collaboration between clinical and NHP scientists addressing common questions in vaccine discovery
Who Can Use This Resource
- RAMP Scholars: Open to African American/Black and Latino/a U.S. medical students
- SHAPe Scholars: Open South African M.D. early stage investigators
- Non-Human Primate Early Stage Investigator Scholars: Open to investigators within 10 years of completing an M.D. or Ph.D. degree who are currently conducting non-human primate research
How To Get Started
- Visit the HVTN website for information on how to apply.