Types of Grants
Accelerating progress through unprecedented investments
In 2015, amfAR launched a $100 million investment strategy in support of the Countdown to a Cure. The strategy represents an unprecedented expansion of amfAR’s grant-making and is designed to provide support to any scientist or team of investigators for any research idea with the potential to advance the search for a cure, at any stage of its development.
To date, amfAR has supported Countdown research projects conducted by more than 170 scientists working at close to 100 institutions in 16 countries.
amfAR INSTITUTE FOR HIV CURE RESEARCH
Established in 2016 with a five-year $20 million grant to the University of California, San Francisco, the Institute is the cornerstone of the Countdown to a Cure. Its teams of scientists work across the research continuum—from basic science to clinical studies—in a collaborative venture involving other leading research institutions in the Bay Area.
These two-year awards of up to $200,000 each will enable researchers to test innovative ideas supported by limited preliminary data.
These grants of up to $2 million each over four years will support the in-depth development of concepts already underpinned by preliminary data showing genuine potential for achieving a cure.
Aimed at recruiting the experience and expertise of scientists from outside the field of HIV, these $1 million grants will be awarded over a four-year period. Grantees may have expertise in fields such as cancer, neuroscience or inflammatory disease that can directly inform efforts to cure HIV.
Launched in 2010, the amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication, or ARCHE, supports collaborative teams of scientists in the U.S. and around the world working on a range of HIV cure strategies.
This funding mechanism will enable amfAR to respond quickly to emerging and unforeseen research opportunities.
MATHILDE KRIM FELLOWSHIPS
These awards nurture the AIDS research leaders of tomorrow, supporting novel projects conducted by bright young scientists under the tutelage of seasoned investigators.