HVTN Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program for African-American and Latinx Medical Students

Funding Agency:
HIV Vaccine Trials Network

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing in the next generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African American and Latinx medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities.

Grant recipients will work under the mentorship of HVTN-affiliated investigators to conduct research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral, laboratory and social science. Projects will be 8-10 weeks (onsite portion).

  • Can be timed with a summer break or fourth year research elective
  • Travel to an HIV Vaccine Clinical Research Site abroad
  • Attend and present at an HVTN Conference
  • Maximum award of $20,000 (8-10 weeks)

Deadline: Jan. 4, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The HVTN will be accepting up to 8 RAMP scholars who meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as African-American and/or Latinx
  • Student at US medical school
  • In good academic standing
  • US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research



Funding Type



African American
Grad/Prof Students
Women of Color


International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 4, 2021