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.
- Design a pilot study and prepare a research protocol.
- Receive up to $20,000 to conduct preliminary research.
- Receive support for presenting the results of the study.
- Continue to develop a research program with mentoring by UCSF faculty researchers.
Come join us to charge up your research career. The VP Program is specially designed for scientists conducting social and behavioral HIV/STI prevention research with ethnic and racial minority and other underserved communities. Each scientist will work with CAPS investigators to develop a specific program of research tailored to his or her needs.
The program application for next summer is now closed. The next application, for summer 2016, will be open at the end of 2015. In the meantime, you can visit our application pages to learn more about who is eligible and the program requirements.
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."