This award is intended for junior faculty who meet the criteria for Early Stage Investigator, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm). Note, those who have received substantial NIH research awards, such as being a PI on an R01, P01, or U01, are not Early Stage Investigators, according to NIH criteria. A list of NIH grants that a PI can hold and still be considered an Early Stage Investigator can be found at: https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/list-smaller-grants.htm.
In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
- Be within 5 years of a faculty appointment in association with a research institution in Canada or the United States at the time of application
- Have a strong career interest in HIV
- Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of HIV
- Be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
- Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects.
An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa. This visa must be valid for the two-year award period (June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2021).