Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research

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Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research

The goal of amfAR’s Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research is to facilitate the transition of exceptional postdoctoral researchers to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic institution or nonprofit organization by:

  • Support two years of postdoctoral biomedical research (phase I)
  • Provide the possibility of one additional year of research funding during the first year of an independent research position (phase II)

Brief Description

Education LevelFellowships
SubjectsBiomedical Research
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsN/A
Contest DeadlineSeptember 23, 2022
Application FeesNA
RequirementsAdmission Application

 Who is Eligible?

  • Hold research or clinical doctorate completed between three and six years prior to August 25, 2022,*
  • Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than July 2025
  • Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Propose a line of research sufficiently distinct from the mentor’s own research that it indicates future independence
  • Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings
  • Be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution anywhere in the world
  • Be mentored by an experienced investigator at the same institution who: (a) is qualified to oversee the proposed research; (b) has successfully supervised postdoctoral fellows, and (c) is at the associate professor level or higher.
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How To Apply?

Prospective applicants must complete a letter of intent (LOI) using an online portal.

Step 1:Click here to register.Registrations must be submitted no later than3:00 PM EDT on September 23, 2022. 

You will receive portal login details and LOI forms. Deadline extensions will not be allowed.

Step 2: Log in to the portal to complete the LOI and upload the required forms, including:

  • Fellow’s Eligibility Details, Publications, Presentations, and Posters
  • Fellow’s Biographical Sketch and Mentor’s Biographical Sketch and List of Fellows Supervised
  • Resources and Environment Form
  • Signature Form


  • Maximum Funding: $150,000 including maximum 10% indirect costs
  • Salary support is allowed for fellow only at a maximum of $100,000 for the two-year period; percent effort on the fellowship project must be at least 85%; additional funds needed to support salary for effort at that level must come from other non-project specific sources available to the institution.
  • The balance of direct costs is available to support research costs, fringe benefits, and employer taxes.
  • The grantee Institution is required to provide funds or in-kind support to enhance the career development of the fellow (CFAR development funds; mentoring program; reduced-rate use of core facilities; etc.). The Institution must provide support for attendance at an NIH grant-writing workshop, or a similar training activity approved in advance by amfAR.
  • Phase II funding for an additional $50,000 may be approved, at a later date, to support biomedical HIV/AIDS research costs during the first 12 months of an independent research position at any US or international nonprofit research institution.
  • Phase II funding can start any time during the Phase I performance period, or up to six months following the end of the Phase I period.

Application Deadline

The deadline for online submission of the application and supporting documents is September 23, 2022

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