The application’s Scholar [i.e. the Principal Investigator (PI)] must: be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have a full-time faculty appointment as of the start of the Adelante project; have a strong interest in research related to prevention, care, and treatment of HIV in Hispanic/Latino populations; be committed to professional development; and be available to participate for the full 2 years. Individuals who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented among NIH-funded research scientists and researchers from Latino/Hispanic serving institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholars may include junior faculty members affiliated with an eligible organization or institution. Post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply if they will assume a faculty position by the time the CFAR Adelante project and funding begins. An applicant with a prior history of NIH funding must meet the definition of an NIH New Investigator AND be within 10 years of having completed a terminal research degree or medical residency. An extension to this 10-year period may be granted under special circumstances — such as extended periods of family care, clinical training, disability, or illness — with appropriate documentation.
The CFAR Mentor on the CFAR Adelante Team must: be a senior investigator at an institution affiliated with an NIH-funded CFAR and, at a minimum, have a history of NIH funding in HIV/AIDS; have strong mentorship experience; and be committed to participating for the full 2 years. Information regarding potential CFAR-affiliated mentors may be accessed by contacting the individual CFARs listed on the NIH CFAR webpage.
The Collaborating Partner on the CFAR Adelante Team must: be a staff member of a (501(c)(3) designated community-based organization that serves Hispanic/Latino populations or, at a minimum, have local knowledge of the study population; and be committed to serving as a full partner for the entire 2 years of the project. Their role will be to provide mentoring in cultural responsiveness, to assist in the design and implementation of the research strategy, and to help increase access to the study population.