The Developmental Core activities focus on junior investigators, supporting them in their transition to independence and helping them to become more competitive for NIH R-award funding. We also expand opportunities for HIV research by bringing established, senior researchers with relevant skills into the field of HIV/AIDS research. Core B further helps senior faculty become better mentors, and facilitates dialogue and collaboration more broadly among CFAR investigators from different scientific disciplines.
- Foster career development by funding developmental awards, international development awards, trainee support grants, and CFAR summer student intern awards. As funding becomes available, CFAR supplemental awards will also be awarded.
- Provide comprehensive mentoring to CFAR members and facilitate pre and post-award mentoring for award recipients, and provide opportunities for junior faculty to receive feedback on grant proposals, including special efforts to increase the number of funded K-awards.
- Implement mentoring training for more senior CFAR investigators.