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Core B Development

Developmental Core B is led by Directors Alan Levine of CWRU and Nicolas Sluis-Cremer of Pitt.  

The aim of core B is to conduct responsive Mentored Scientist Pilot Grant and Catalytic Fund programs that accelerate junior faculty development.  One-year pilot grants of $50,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to junior faculty at both sites who have not previously received independent federal research grants.  Senior investigators new to HIV research are also eligible to receive this grant.

The Catalytic Fund fosters collaboration by supporting teams that include outstanding researchers from both institutions.  CFAR Core Awards, which allow investigators of all ranks to apply for credit of up to $7,500 for defined services are offered by Cores C, D, E and F.

Other goals of the Core B are to identify, mentor, and support the next generation of HIV investigators by requiring potential applicants, applicatants, and awardees to enter into a formal mentoring relationship with appropriate CFAR-designated mentors. 

Minority Training Programs will also be provided by Developmental Core B.

Interested in utilizing Core B or learning more about how we might be able help you?  Please contact either Director listed above.

Ready to start a project request?  Project requests can be generated directly through iLAB. 
UPitt iLAB: coming soon!

Core B News

Rustbelt RING students from University of Puerto Rico attend national ABRCMS conference. Two students won poster awards at the conference: Diomarys Garcia and Ricardo Cruz, from UPR-Cayey

November 18, 2023

Core B Events

Rustbelt Investigators for the Next Generation (RING) Program Overview

Friday, February 3, 2023, at 2pm eastern.

RING Program Interviews for Summer Internships

Friday, February 3, 2023, at 3pm eastern.

Core B Grants

Research Opportunities in HIV/AIDS for Undergraduate and Masters students at the University of Puerto Rico

Applications open January 1, 2023, and accepted through May 1, 2023.

Solicitation for HIV/AIDS-Related Developmental Project Grants

Application due date September 26, 2022.