RAMP Scholars Grant

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latinx medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities.

Grant recipients will be mentored by HVTN-affiliated investigators while conducting research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science. Projects will be:

  • Timed with a summer break or fourth year research elective
  • Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit abroad
  • Attend and present at an HVTN Conference
  • Maximum award of $20,000 

Scholars will have the opportunity to apply to a research project of their interest. Project summaries for the 2020-2021 Cycle will be posted the week of December 2nd, 2019 at the following link: http://www.hvtn.org/ramp.

To see projects of our current and former scholars, check out their profiles.

  1. SOM students who self-identify as African American and/or Latinx and are interested in a future career in HIV vaccine development.
  2. US citizen or US permanent resident.
  3. Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research.
  4. In good academic standing.
2-3 months


Linda Oseso, MPH
RAMP Program Manager
HIV Vaccine Trials Network

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109
Office: (206) 667-2175


This is an extramural funding source and is not dispersed by the Inquiry Funding Office. 

If you are interested in applying, visit http://www.hvtn.org/ramp, review the Request For Applications (RFA) and application materials. Carefully read the Request for Applications before applying. Applications are due via the web-based application form by 5:00 pm PST on January 6, 2020.

Funding Sources
Funding Type
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