specific aims website banner crop titleSpecific Aims Workshops help researchers develop and hone the specific aims page or grant responses for pending HIV/STD grant applications or resubmissions. Half-day workshops are generally held twice a year in the Spring and in the Fall. These workshops are open to all CFAR investigators, working in any area related to HIV. 

Interested. apply now button1specific aims workshopDuring the pandemic, we're providing virtual-only opportunities. Let us know if you're interested in discussing specific aims or 1-page responses.


Typical In-person Agenda
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome/coffee
9:10 – 11:00 Presentations by participants of their grant concept and initial specific aims
11:00 – 12:00 One-on-one consultations with facilitators
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch/wrap-up



If you are interested in participating in this workshop fill out an application form.

Once registered, please download these resources:


OneonOnecrop1Facilitators have an active role in shaping and strengthening the participants' feedback, through the provision of:
          1) Participating in the Q&A sessions after participants presentations
          2) Meeting one-on-one with participants in consultations sessions and providing feedback in an evaluation form

If you are interested in serving as a facilitator, please contact Samantha Whitfield (swhitfield@uab.edu). 

Facilitator Resources:


Specific Aims Workshop Evaluation

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Program Manager
Samantha Whitfield, MPH

(205) 996-1636
University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB Heersink School of Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
1717 11th Ave South, MT 101F
Birmingham, AL 35205