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CFAR Adelante Program


Even as Latinx populations in the United States continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, there remains a dearth of culturally responsive research specific to the needs and concerns of Hispanic/Latinx people.

Adelante — which means forward or onward in Spanish — is funded by the NIH to help change that.

Through the CFAR Adelante Program, the NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) are working to advance HIV research in Latinx communities by providing mentored development to early-career investigators whose research focuses on decreasing HIV-related health disparities among Hispanic/Latinx people.

Program Overview

The CFAR Adelante Program is funded by the NIH/NIMHD and administered through two NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs): District of Columbia and Emory University.

Collectively, the DC and Emory CFARs provide oversight for three-member Adelante Teams who conduct two-year mentored community-based research projects that focus on reducing HIV health disparities among Latinx populations. The CFAR Adelante Program is a cohort model funding mechanism, aimed at enhancing Adelante Scholars’ career development through formal and peer mentoring.  

CFAR Adelante Teams should be supportive, diverse, and interdisciplinary. Each team consists of:

  • A Scholar who is an early stage investigator in HIV. It is not required that Scholars be affiliated with an NIH-funded CFAR.
  • A Collaborating Partner who is a representative from a Community-based Organization that serves Latinx populations.
  • A CFAR Mentor who is an NIH-funded independent investigator in HIV and is affiliated with one of the NIH-funded CFAR.


CFAR Adelante Program funding is provided by the US National Institutes of Health as a supplement to the District of Columbia CFAR (P30AI117970) and the Emory University CFAR (P30AI050409). Adelante awards are contingent on the availability of funds from these sources.

Applicants may request up to $100,000 in direct costs per year ($200,000 over two years) plus applicable indirect costs that do not exceed 100% of directs.

How to Apply

We anticipate opening the next application cycle for the fifth Cohort of CFAR Adelante projects in FALL 2022.

If you would like to be on the announcement contact list, contact Allison O’Rourke (orourkea@gwu.edu), Pre-Award Project Coordinator for the CFAR Adelante Program.

Contact the CFAR Adelante Program

To contact the CFAR Adelante Program, reach out to Jenny Anderson

Jenny Anderson, MPA
Post-Award Project Coordinator for the CFAR Adelante Program
Emory CFAR
Email: jenny.anderson@emory.edu

Contact Us

Center for AIDS Research at Emory University
1518 Clifton Rd, NE
Suite 8050
Mailstop: 1518-002-8BB
Atlanta, GA 30322-4201
404.727.2924  |  cfaradmin@emory.edu