amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research
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All of the information required to request web-portal log-in credentials and letter of intent (LOI) forms for the Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research can be found on the amfAR website.
The goal of amfAR’s Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research is to facilitate the transition of exceptional postdoctoral researchers to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic institution or nonprofit organization by:
- Supporting two years of postdoctoral biomedical research (phase I); and
- Providing 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 October 7, 2020*
- Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than July 2023
- Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
- Propose a line of research sufficiently distinct from the mentor’s own research that it indicates future independence
- Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings
- 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.
*The three- to six-year eligibility window starts from the date the most recent doctoral degree was completed. E.g., the window for Ph.D. candidates starts from the date of successful dissertation defense; the window for M.D., Ph.D. candidates starts with the most recent of the internship completion or successful dissertation defense dates.
- Salary support is allowed for fellow only at a maximum of $100,000 for the two-year period; percent effort on the fellowship project must be at least 85%; additional funds needed to support salary for effort at that level must come from other non-project specific sources available to the institution.
- The grantee Institution is required to provide funds or in-kind support to enhance the career development of the fellow (CFAR development funds; mentoring program; reduced-rate use of core facilities; etc.). The Institution must provide support for attendance at an NIH grant-writing workshop, or a similar training activity approved in advance by amfAR,
- Phase II funding for an additional $50,000 may be approved, at a later date, to support biomedical HIV/AIDS research costs during the first 12 months of an independent research position at any US or international nonprofit research institution.
- Phase II funding can start any time during the Phase I performance period, or up to six months following the end of the Phase I period.
Maximum Project Value
Maximum Funding: $150,000 including maximum 10% indirect costs. The balance of direct costs is available to support research costs, fringe benefits, and employer taxes
Performance Period: February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2023
The grantee Institution is required to provide funds or in-kind support to enhance the career development of the fellow (CFAR development funds; mentoring program; reduced-rate use of core facilities; etc.). The Institution must provide support for attendance at an NIH grant-writing workshop, or a similar training activity approved in advance by amfAR.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applicants to submit their Letter of Intent via the portal.
How to Apply
Prospective applicants must register via the amfAR's online portal and complete a letter of intent (LOI) through an online portal.
The following documents must also be uploaded to the portal to complete the LOI package:
- Fellow’s Eligibility Details, Publications, Presentations, and Posters
- Fellow’s Biographical Sketch and Mentor’s Biographical Sketch and List of Fellows Supervised
- Resources and Environment Form
- Signature Form
LOIs will be reviewed by amfAR staff to verify applicant eligibility and, in turn, the qualifications of eligible applicants will be assessed by peer review. The best-qualified eligible applicants will be invited to submit complete applications proposing original research to be conducted during the phase I fellowship period.
If invited to full application stage, please notify ORS for additional deadline and submission details.