The Development Core operationalizes the CFAR Scientific Agenda through strategicinvestment, targeted recruitment, and the development of early-career HIV researchers. The Core provides pilot funding, mentoring, and training to foster independent researchers. Interdisciplinary and scientific working groups foster interdisciplinary collaborations.
 Apply for a pilot2 Presentation Practice Join SWG or IRG
Specific Aims workshop NIH Application Guide SF424 Budget Template
CCTS PDQ Biosketch template  


Human Subjects Templates (Needed upon request by CFAR)
Study Record Template (Download)
Inclusion Across the Lifespan (Download)
Inclusion of Women and Minorities (Download)
Recruitment and Retention Plan (Download)
Study Timeline (Download)
Protection of Human Subjects (Download)


CFAR actively collaborates with the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and the Department of Medicine to leverage existing mentoring resources. Visit the UAB CCTS Training Academy website for funding, mentoring, and career development resources. Contact Mirjam-Colette Kempf or Mary Thielen for more information.

All CFAR Developmental Pilot awardees must have a CFAR-affiliated mentor to facilitate career development. A mentor is identified as part of the pilot application process. Ensure the mentor/ collaborator relationship includes the following:
a.     Expectations for the mentoring/collaborative experience. Expectations regarding the time and frequency of meetings, which may include time spent on-site at the CFAR home institution.
b.     The timetable for the project, which may include time spent on site with the mentor as a visiting scientist at the mentor’s institution to foster collaboration and mentoring.
c.     Expectations about collaboration on this project (i.e., authorship of presentations and publications).


Paul Goepfert, MD

Co-Director, Mentoring and Faculty Development
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD

Core Program Coordinator
Mary Thielen