Scholar Awards

RAMP Scholars

Purpose: The 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.

  • Projects: 8-16 week or 9-12 month mentored research projects. Read previous scholars' profiles and project profiles: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 20162015 | 20142013 | 2012 | 2011
  • Eligibility: African American/Black and Latinx U.S. medical students

 For more information, check the RAMP Scholars Page or contact

Non-Human Primate Early Stage Investigator Scholars (Active 2008-2013)

Purpose: The Non-Human Primate (NHP) Early Stage Investigator Scholar Program aimed 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.

  • Projects: 1-2 year mentored research projects. See the profiles and scholar projects.
  • Eligibility: Investigators within 10 years of completing an MD or PhD degree currently conducting non-human primate research.

Not currently enrolling new scholars. Early stage investigators interested in conducting NHP translational research are eligible for the HIV/AIDS Scholars Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models Program and the HVTN Translational HIV ESI Conference.

Contact for more info.