Visiting Professor Program

Starting in 1997, CAPS began an intensive training and mentoring program to support the development of early-career researchers across the United States. 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.
  • Receive $20,000 to conduct a pilot study.
  • Prepare an NIH grant proposal.
  • Receive support for presenting the results of the study.
  • Continue to develop a research program with mentoring by UCSF faculty researchers.

Apply

The application for the summer 2018 program is now open. We invite you to visit our application pages, beginning with information about who is eligible for the program. We also encourage you to contact us (email: vp.program@ucsf.edu) to initiate a phone conversation with one of the program mentors to explore your interest in this program. The application deadline is January 17, 2018 at 8:00 am Pacific Time.

At any time of the year, you can also use the following form to sign up for application alerts, and we will notify you when the program application is available.

Donate

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. Learn more about donating to this program.

Contact

Email vp.program@ucsf.edu
Phone (415) 476-6256
Address

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF Mailcode 0886
550 16th Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158-2549