amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Research Grants

amfAR utilizes formal requests for proposals to solicit grant applications for both targeted and general HIV/AIDS research. Proposals are then peer reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee on the basis of their relevance, scientific merit, and promise. To date, amfAR has funded more than 2,200 research teams worldwide.

General Information

Grant Application and Peer Review Process
Scientific Advisory Committee 
Information for amfAR Grantees 


Requests for Proposals

Request for Proposals: Targeted Biomedical Research
Exploring the mechanisms for HIV persistence and the potential for HIV eradication
Deadline: CLOSED

General RFP
Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research 
Deadline: CLOSED


Previous Grants

February 2010: amfAR Funds Cutting-Edge Gene Therapy Research
January 2010: amfAR Awards New Round of Mathilde Krim Fellowships 
February 2009: Cutting-Edge amfAR Grants Fight HIV/AIDS in the Lab and on the Phone
2008 Research Fellowships, Grants, and Awards 
July 2008: New amfAR Grants Look to Optimize Current HIV Treatment and Strive for a Cure
January 2008: amfAR Announces Inaugural Mathilde Krim Fellowship Awards for AIDS Research
June 2007: New amfAR Grants to Optimize HIV Treatment
January 2007: New amfAR Research Grants Aim to Advance Understanding and Prevention of Rectal HIV Transmission
June 2006: Grants and Fellowships Announced: amfAR Funds Studies Aimed at Viral Eradication
March 2006: Grants and Fellowships Announced: Understanding HIV Infection at the Start
September 2005: Grants Focus on Novel Approaches to HIV/AIDS Research
amfAR Announces July 2004: Basic Research Grant and Fellowship Awards
February 2004: Grants Include Research on Natural Host Resistance Factors
June 2003: Grants Include Research on Natural Host Resistance Factors
March 2003: Grants Include Research on Viral Reservoirs
October 2002: Grants Target AIDS Treatments and Vaccines
March 2002: Grants Include Projects to Develop New Anti-HIV Drugs
June 2001: Grants Target HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
February 2001: Grants Seek to Identify New Anti-HIV Drug Targets
June 2000: Grants Expand Research Focus and Renew Scholars Program
February 2000: Grants Launch New Microbicides Initiative
May 1999: Grants Target Vaccine Research and Immune Reconstitution