Eligible Applicants

CFAR Adelante Teams are comprised of three individuals -- a PI/Scholar, a Collaborating Partner, and a CFAR Mentor -- each of whom have specific eligibility criteria and roles on the project.




PI / Scholars

Individuals who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented among National Institutes of Health (NIH)- funded research scientists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Adelante Scholars do not need to be affiliated with an NIH-funded CFAR

All Adelante Scholars must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. United States citizen or permanent resident;
  2. A strong interest in research related to prevention, care, and treatment of HIV in Latinx populations;
  3. Commitment to professional development;
  4. Availability to participate for the full two years;
  5. Faculty or equivalent appointment at an institution or organization that is capable of directly receiving NIH research funding
    • Post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply if they have a faculty appointment in place at the time the CFAR Adelante Cohort IV project funding begins (August 1, 2021). A letter from the applicant's department chair, verifying their faculty position and start date, must be included in the application package.
  6. Meet the NIH definition of an Early Stage Investigator at the time that funding begins.



Collaborating Partners

The Collaborating Partner on a CFAR Adelante team must be a staff member of a (501(c)(3) designated community-based organization that serves Latinx people.

According to 20 USCS ยง 7801(6), the term "community-based organization" (CBO) means "a public or private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that is: (A) representative of a community or significant segments of a community; and (B) provides educational or related services to individuals in the community."




CFAR Mentors

The CFAR Mentor on an Adelante Team must be a senior investigator at an institution affiliated with an NIH-funded CFAR, have a history of independent NIH funding in HIV/AIDS, possess strong mentorship experience, and have a commitment to participating for the full two years.

Notice to applicants not affiliated with an NIH-funded CFAR: Adelante Pre-award Project Coordinator Allison O'Rourke can help identify potential CFAR Adelante Mentors.