CFAR Adelante Program

How To Apply

How to Apply


CFAR Adelante projects are selected through a two-stage process:

      1. Submitted concept proposals are competitively reviewed.
      2. A subset of reviewed concept proposals are invited to submit full applications.

Concept Proposal Preparation:

Download the CFAR Adelante Concept Proposal Word Document below.  Instructions for preparation are contained within this document.  Read and follow these instructions closely.


Concept Proposal Submission:

Submit concept proposals by uploading a completed form packet as a single PDF document to:

Full Application Preparation & Submission:

Full applications will only be accepted from applicants who have been invited to go forward after competitive Concept Proposal review. See below to download the required application packet documents and above to access the full RFA with details on application requirements and the submission process for those invited to apply.




If you have questions about this process, contact Allison O’Rourke (, Pre-Award Project Coordinator for the CFAR Adelante Program.


Date Due

Notification of Outcome

Concept Proposal

Thursday, November 10, 2022
(5:00 p.m. EST)

Friday, December 16, 2022

Invited Applications

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
(5:00pm EST)

Monday, May 1, 2023

Anticipated Project Period: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2025

Concept Proposal:

  • Due:  Thursday, November 10, 2022 (5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Notification of Outcome: Friday, December 16, 2022

Invited Applications:

  • Due: Tuesday, February 1, 2023 (5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Notification of Outcome: Monday, May 1, 2023

Anticipated Project Period: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2025

Review & Evaluation Process

CONCEPT PROPOSALS: A Review Committee composed of CFAR members and others with relevant expertise in research with Hispanic and/or Latina/x/o populations will convene to review submitted concept proposals and select a subset to be invited to go forward as full applications. Only applicants invited to submit a full application may receive feedback on their proposal. See the RFA above for more information.

FULL APPLICATIONS: Each application will be assigned a minimum of two reviewers. The evaluation criteria will be standard for an NIH R03 application.  Additonally, there are four Adelante Program-specific criteria. Below are these four criteria as further described in the RFA above:

  • Community Partnership:
    • Does the proposed project clearly demonstrate how the Scholar and Collaborating Partner will work together to achieve specific goals?
    • Is the role of the Collaborating Partner well defined and equitable?
    • Is there a research dissemination plan, both academic and local, which includes the Collaborating Partner?
  • Future Plans for NIH Funding:
    • Does the proposed project have a high potential of contributing to a future NIH R-level application?
  • Mentoring Plan:
    • Are the PI’s professional development goals for the project period identified?
    • Is the proposed list of mentoring, education, and/or training activities appropriate for meeting the stated professional development goals?
    • Is the proposed list of SMAART outcome objectives appropriate for assessing progress in meeting the stated professional development goals?
    • Is a communication plan provided that describes the frequency, under what circumstances, and how members of the CFAR Adelante team will be in formal and informal contact with each other?
      • Does the proposed communication plan and accompanying CFAR Adelante team meeting schedule demonstrate a commitment to meeting the goals and objectives described in the mentoring plan?
  • Budget:
    • Is the budget fully justified?
    • Is it reasonable in relation to the proposed research?
    • Does it meet the constraints of the Adelante Program?

Contact the CFAR Adelante Program

To contact the CFAR Adelante Program, reach out to Allison O'Rourke.

Allison O’Rourke, MPH
Pre-Award Project Coordinator
District of Columbia CFAR
George Washington University

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