RAMP Scholars


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

Applications for 2018-2019 have closed.  Please check the site on November 18th, 2019 for information on the next round of applications, or email Linda Oseso, RAMP Project Manager (loseso@fredhutch.org) to be notified when applications are open. 

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing in the next generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African American and Latinx medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities.



Program Track for the 2020-2021 Cycle

Grant recipients will work under the mentorship of HVTN-affiliated investigators to conduct research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral, laboratory and social science. Projects will be 8-10 weeks (onsite portion).

  • Can be timed with a summer break or fourth year research elective
  • Travel to an HIV Vaccine Clinical Research Site abroad
  • Attend and present at an HVTN Conference
  • Maximum award of $20,000 (8-10 weeks)

RAMP scholars are funded to travel to an HVTN clinical research site to conduct a project under the mentorship of an investigator.


Project Options

Project Options for the 2020-2021 Cycle will be posted on December 2nd, 2019.

To see projects of our current and former scholars, check out their profiles.


Who can apply?

The HVTN will be accepting up to 4 RAMP scholars who meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as African-American and/or Latinx
  • Student at US medical school
  • In good academic standing
  • US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research


How to Apply

Application materials will be posted on November 18th, 2019.


For more information, please contact:

Linda Oseso, MPH
RAMP Project Manager
HIV Vaccine Trials Network

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Eastlake Ave., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Office: (206) 667-2175