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.

In just the first 24 months of amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, we have supported 139 principal investigators and key personnel in 16 U.S. states and 9 other countries around the world.

amfAR INSTITUTE FOR HIV CURE RESEARCH

With a projected 2016 launch date at a leading U.S. research institution, the Institute will drive the CURE roadmap through investments of $20 million over five years. Concentrating the minds and the efforts of leading AIDS cure researchers under one roof will facilitate the rapid sharing of knowledge and ideas and create the synergy needed to accelerate the search for a cure.

INNOVATION GRANTS

These two-year awards of up to $200,000 each will enable researchers to test innovative ideas supported by limited preliminary data.

IMPACT GRANTS

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.

INVESTMENT GRANTS

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.

ARCHE

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.

OPPORTUNITY FUND

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. 


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