Research and Mentorships Program (RAMP) Scholar Awards: Seeking Black and Latinx medical students interested in HIV vaccine research

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DEADLINE: January 6, 2020

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 a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latinx medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at Grant recipients will be mentored by HVTN-affiliated investigators while conducting research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science. Projects will be:

Short-Term Projects: 2-3 months

  • Timed with a summer break or fourth year research elective
  • Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit abroad
  • Attend and present at an HVTN Conference
  • Maximum award of $20,000

Project Options

Scholars will have the opportunity to apply to a research project of their interest. Project summaries for the 2020-2021 Cycle will be posted the week of December 2nd, 2019 at the following link:

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

Application Materials
If you are interested in applying, visit, review the Request For Applications (RFA) and application materials. Carefully read the Request for Applications before applying. Applications are due via the web-based application form by 5:00 pm PST on January 6, 2020.

For More Information
All correspondence concerning the program should be addressed to:

Linda Oseso, MPH RAMP Program Manager
HIV Vaccine Trials Network Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109
Office: (206) 667-2175