Finding Mentors

For Applicants:

All applicants chosen to submit a full proposal are required to establish a mentor relationship with a CFAR-affiliated investigator. This can include senior international investigators affiliated with CFARs. Resources regarding potential CFAR-affiliated mentors are provided on the CNIHR website and on the NIH CFAR webpage describing which CFARs are collaborating with international institutions.

Resources regarding potential CFAR-affiliated Mentors are listed here:

  • Do a PubMed search on your topic and find researchers in your area.
  • The NIH CFAR webpage describes which CFARs are collaborating with international institutions. This website lists CFARs and people at the CFARs, links to the individual CFAR’s websites, and lists international sites.

Applicants who are unable to find a mentor must contact the CNIHR program at on or before February 12, 2016 to receive assistance in identifying a CFAR mentor.

In addition to the CFAR mentor, applicants are allowed to include another mentor (can be non-CFAR-affiliated); however program sponsored travel support to the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections and other conferences will be prioritized for CFAR-affiliated mentors.

Mentorship Benefits for Mentors:

  • Mentoring bright, enthusiastic, young investigators interested in HIV research
  • Peer networking with other CNIHR Mentors
  • Facilitating advances in HIV-related research