Each year a small number of scientists are selected to participate in the Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities. This program is also known as the Visiting Professor (VP) Program. The VP Program is designed to assist investigators already conducting HIV-prevention research with minority communities to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work. Participants will:
- Spend six weeks in San Francisco for three summers.
- Receive round-trip airfare to San Francisco and a monthly stipend during the summer program.
- Receive $20,000 to conduct a pilot study.
- Prepare an NIH grant proposal.
- Receive support for presenting the results of the study.
- Continue to develop a research program with mentoring by UCSF faculty researchers.
Help us achieve our mission of assisting early-career investigators conducting HIV-prevention research with ethnic and racial minority communities to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work.
Donate to UCSF, a leader in AIDS research and prevention. When you click the link below, you will be directed to the Support UCSF Giving Area of Interest: AIDS page. Once there, click “Choose a Designation.” To donate directly to this training program, please check the box marked other and indicate that you’d like your contribution to go to the Visiting Professor Program. Thank you!
- Click here to donate today
Meet the UCSF Faculty
Tor Neilands, PhDProfessor, Co-Director Visiting Professor Program
"The VP program’s commitment to reducing HIV/AIDS and related disparities in U.S. minority communities is a central part of my passion in working at CAPS. Few things are as exciting as seeing a promising investigator get that first grant to do cutting-edge, community-focused HIV-related research."