AFRICURE Developmental Award

2023 - 2024 Applications will open in the Fall of 2023


This CFAR funding mechanism is administered by the JHU CFAR and the Inter CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group (IC-SSA-WG). Recipients of the awards will be mentored by and collaborate with established HIV investigators across CFARs and affiliated institutions in Africa. An annual mentoring workshop will be held for awardees in conjunction with an international HIV research meeting, such as CROI, the NIH HIV Cure Strategies Workshop, the annual ACTG Network Meeting, or as a stand-alone meeting in Africa. 

Funds Available

  • The budget for the grants is a maximum of $150,000 per year in direct costs for 1 year, plus applicable indirect costs.
  • These funds may be used for salary, technical support, laboratory supplies, equipment, travel to the collaborating CFAR institution, a scientific conference, or other training activities


  • Early- or mid-career stage investigators from Sub-Saharan Africa who have received their doctoral degree within the last 15 years in disciplines such as (but not limited to) Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Immunology, Virology, Pharmacology, Genomics/Genetics, Structural Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Physiology, Biophysics, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Biotechnology, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Oncology, Metabolism, Cardiovascular, Neurology, Public Health, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Pathology, Bioengineering, Operations Research, and Implementation Science are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of a sub-Saharan African country based at an institution in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Applicants must have an appointment at a qualifying sub-Saharan African institution. Grants will not be transferable to institutions outside of sub-Saharan Africa. 

Application Criteria

  • Address critical questions related to HIV cure research