The Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) provides structured mentorship and project funding for African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander medical students. 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 with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities.
Each year, the HVTN accepts up to 9 RAMP scholars who meet the following criteria:
- Self-identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander
- Student attending an accredited US medical school conferring MD and DO degrees
- In good academic standing
- US citizen or US permanent resident or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research
RAMP scholars are funded to travel to an HVTN clinical research site to conduct a project under the mentorship of an investigator.
The application period for the 2023-2024 cycle of this program is now CLOSED. Please check back in Fall 2023 for information about next year's application window!
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 or 9-12 months (onsite portion).