Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedial Research




The goal of amfAR's Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research is to:

  • Facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher's transition to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic institution or nonprofit organization
  • Support two years of postdoctoral basic biomedical research (phase I)
  • Provide the possibility of one additional year of research funding during the first year of an independent research position (phase II)


  • Hold a research or clinical doctorate completed between three and six years prior to April 14, 2017
  • Be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution anywhere in the world
  • Be mentored by an experienced investigator at the same institution who: (a) is qualified to oversee the proposed research; (b) has successfully supervised postdoctoral fellows; and (c) is at the associate professor level or higher
  • Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than March 2020
  • Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings
  • Propose a line of research that indicates the applicant is ready to become intellectually independent of the mentor

Funding Availability

Maximum $150,000

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two years starting October 1, 2017


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

LETTER OF INTENT : PI to submit on line directly to sponsor. More information can be found in link below.

To obtain log-in information to submit a Letter of Intent:

Internal Deadline

IF INVITED: Submit complete application along with the OR5 form to the Office of Research Services:

External Deadline

IF INVITED: Information will be provided to PI by sponsor

For Questions, please contact

Please email with any questions

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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