The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, in collaboration with the UCSF-Bay Area Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), is now accepting applications for the Visiting Professor Program. The in-person program will be held in San Francisco from Monday, June 10 through Thursday, July 18, 2024.

This year there will be two program tracks that participants can choose from, funded by NIDA and NIAID. With the support from multiple institutes, the program is suitable to scientists with a broad range of research interests.

Track 1: Funded by NIAID

  • The integration of state-of-the-art biomedical, social/behavioral, and clinical HIV science with implications for alleviating HIV-related health inequities in US-based racial and ethnic minority populations.

Track 2: Funded by NIDA

  • Interdisciplinary clinical social/behavioral research to reduce health disparities at the intersection of HIV and substance use in US-based racial and ethnic minority populations.

This program is designed to assist investigators interested in conducting HIV-related research that has implications for US racial and ethnic minority communities to strengthen the investigators’ programs of research and obtain NIH funding. Scientists in the program have access to the expertise of a team of mentors who are successful at conducting NIH-funded research that impacts HIV-related health disparities in racial and ethnic minority communities. The program seminars aim to help Visiting Professors succeed in navigating research careers and writing NIH grants.

Program participants take part in the six-week summer program at UCSF for three consecutive summers, with mentoring and distance learning year-round. The in-person format of the summer program provides the right environment for offering mutual support and building trust, enabling the Visiting Professors to give and receive feedback in a safe space. Participants are appointed and paid as Visiting Professors in the UCSF Department of Medicine during the summer program, and also receive $20,000 to support a pilot study to facilitate the completion of an R-level grant application. The first summer is particularly productive since each Visiting Professor prepares both a detailed plan for implementing their pilot study and a full NIH grant proposal.

To date, program participants have received 151 multi-year awards from NIH, including 63 R01 awards, and another 37 awards from CDC, HRSA, NSF or SAMHSA. From all sources, Visiting Professors have been awarded over $319 million in grant funding.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 8:00 am Pacific Time.

For more information about the program and to apply, please visit: