CFAR Adelante Program


Applicant Eligibility Criteria

CFAR Adelante Teams are comprised of three individuals – a Scholar/PI, a Collaborating Partner, and a CFAR Mentor – each of whom have specific eligibility criteria and roles on the project.

Adelante Scholars:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident;
  • A strong interest in research related to prevention, care, and treatment of HIV in Latina/x/o populations;
  • Commitment to professional development;
  • Availability to participate for the full two years;
  • Faculty or equivalent appointment at an institution or organization that is capable of directly receiving NIH research funding
    • Post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply if they have a faculty appointment in place at the time the CFAR Adelante Cohort IV project funding begins (August 1, 2021). A letter from the applicant’s department chair, verifying their faculty position and start date, must be included in the application package.
  • Meet the NIH definition of an Early Stage Investigator at the time that funding begins.

Adelante Scholars/PIs do NOT need to be affiliated with an NIH-funded CFAR. Individuals who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented among National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Collaborating Partners:

The Collaborating Partner on a CFAR Adelante Team must be a 501(c)(3) designated community-based organization that serves Hispanic and/or Latina/x/o people. The project designee must be an employee of the organization.

According to 20 USCS § 7801(6), the term “community-based organization” (CBO) means “a public or private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that is: (A) representative of a community or significant segments of a community; and (B) provides educational or related services to individuals in the community.”

CFAR Mentors:

The CFAR Mentor on an Adelante Team must be a senior investigator at an institution affiliated with an NIH-funded CFAR, have a history of independent NIH funding in HIV/AIDS, possess strong mentorship experience, and be commited to participating for the full two years.

Applicants who would like assistance in identifying an eligible CFAR Mentor may contact Allison O’Rourke, the Adelante Pre-award Project Coordinator (

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