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Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship Program

The Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship (IARF) program is a collaborative effort of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE), and the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), designed to further cross disciplinary research into HIV and AIDS at the NIH. The aim of the program is to recruit graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all scientific disciplines to the broad field of AIDS research and to provide a funding opportunity for intramural fellows whose work can be directly related to HIV and AIDS.

The program seeks to promote research within the comprehensive portfolio of basic and clinical AIDS research at the NIH.  This includes work in the following fields: epidemiology; etiology and pathogenesis; therapeutics research; vaccines; microbicides; health disparities; implementation sciences, and behavioral and social science research to address HIV infection and its associated coinfections, opportunistic infections, malignancies, and other complications.

Graduate students in the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program and postdoctoral trainees in the NIH Intramural Research Program, both U.S. citizens and individuals from abroad, are eligible to apply. (NOTE: Research and Clinical Fellows and others appointed as FTEs are NOT eligible to apply.)  The 11 award recipients for 2021 represent six different Institutes at the NIH and their research covers multiple disciplines. 

The IARF is designed to provide funding to the next generation of AIDS researchers as well as recruiting the attention of established investigators in the intramural program.  Awardees will be individuals who show outstanding scientific potential through both an imaginative and thoughtful research plan and a well thought out career development plan.  For further details on the application process and requirements, please download the 2021 call for applications.

The application for 2021 cycle is CLOSED.

**The OITE will host an online information session about the fellowship on Wednesday March 24th, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT. This is a Q&A session to answer any questions you have about putting together the best application possible. Dr. Natasha Lugo-Escobar will be online to answer questions regarding the research plan, career development plan and other application materials.  Please register for the session here:

If you have any further questions about the IARF, please contact Dr. Natasha Lugo-Escobar in the OITE.