amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Impact Grants: Gaining Insights from the Clinic



  • Principal Investigators (PIs) must hold a doctoral-level degree and be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution; it is not required that PIs hold a faculty-level position.
  • Applications are accepted only from nonprofit research institutions. Collaborating institutions (subawardees) may be for-profit entities. The PI must be affiliated with (e.g., on the faculty of) the applicant institution.
  • PI’s for Area of Interest 2.3 must be based in an LMIC and the majority of funding must support activities in the LMIC. 
  • PIs for Areas of Interest 1.1., 1.2., 1.3, 2.1 and 2.2 may be from any region in the world.
  • The PI will be expected to coordinate the development, implementation and analysis of the project as a whole, and be responsible for overall financial management and the preparation and submission of required reports.  
  • amfAR does not require an institution signature on Letters of Intent. However, institution signature is required at the application stage.