Application Procedures


Applications for San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Developmental grants are accepted twice each year and must be submitted online. The next due date is 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, December 1, 2017.

You may submit only one application per cycle. Research plans must not exceed four pages (references are not included in the page limit). If you are submitting a previously reviewed and revised application, please include a one-page summary of the changes made in addition to the four-page research plan.

Special Note to Applicants Based at The Scripps Research Institute

Applicants who are faculty at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) must obtain pre-approval from their Department Chair for coverage  of TSRI indirect costs. This must be done before applying and must be documented in the application.

Identification of a Mentor

Junior investigators must identify a mentor prior to submission of the proposal. The mentor will provide assistance with preparing the proposal, and if funded, with the conduct and publication of the study. For those who would like help with identifying a mentor, please contact one of the following:

Upload Your Application

All sections of your application (see forms below) may be completed offline, then uploaded in PDF format. Please have all files prepared and ready to upload in a single session.  You may upload your application here

Offline Forms

To begin working on your Developmental grant application now, please download the forms. You may upload your completed forms, starting November 15, 2017.

Due Dates

Applications are accepted by 4:00 pm (Pacific Time) on June 1 and December 1. If either date falls on a weekend, applications will be due by 4 pm (Pacific Time) on the following Monday. The next application due date is Friday, December 1, 2017.

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