CFAR Mentoring

The Providence/Boston CFAR provides several opportunities for faculty to receive mentorship from senior HIV/AIDS experts. 

  • Grant Writing Workshops provide HIV researchers of all levels of experience (post-doc, junior, and senior investigators) a forum in which to present their ideas for proposals and obtain feedback from an interdisciplinary group of senior faculty.  (more)
  • CFAR Think Tank Sessions are modeled after the reality TV program “Shark Tank,” the goal of which is to provide CFAR developmental applicants a chance to present and get feedback on early stage ideas for their CFAR developmental applications. (more)
  • K Award Workshops are intended to engage post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty in a six-month proposal development curriculum characterized by milestone driven progress and formal review by an advisory board of 3-5 advisors. (more)
  • CFAR Mentor-the-Mentor Training program is a professional development opportunity for faculty who mentor junior investigators.  This peer-driven program teaches participants how to improve their relationships with mentees and become more effective mentors to junior investigators as they grow their research careers.  (more
  • Pre-award/Post-award mentorship allows junior investigators or those investigators new to HIV/AIDS to be linked with CFAR mentors prior to the submission of CFAR developmental applications.  Mentors will provide guidance and feedback prior to submission of applications, and if funded, throughout the execution of the project, grant writing and publication of papers.  (more)
  • CFAR Summer Student Interns.  The CFAR provides undergraduate students short-term employment over the summer where they are engaged in specific research activities relating to the function and mission of the CFAR.  (more)
  • International Developmental Mentors/Collaborators  The CFAR provides mentoring to all international applicants of the CFAR International Developmental Program.  Mentors are selected based on areas of expertise and familiarity of international site.  (more)
  • Mentor/Mentee Evaluations On-line evaluations are available to both mentors and mentees and must be completed every six months while the Developmental grant is active.  These evaluations are important in determining the success of the program and the guidance provided by the identified mentors. (more)

Implementation Science:  Through the interCFAR Implementation Science working group, you can connect to training opportunities in Implementation Science and access past workshops and the 2019 Implementation Science Summit for CFAR investigators funded through the End the HIV Epidemic Initiative.