The Developmental Core provides mentoring support for junior investigators who are interested in pursuing an HIV research career.

R24%20group%20posed%20Oct%202010We will work collaboratively with other CFAR Cores to identify scientific and career mentors as needed, upon request. Interested? Submit a service request here.

The Developmental Core provides funding (up to $30,000; or $40,000 for proposals from CFAR scientific working groups) for one year for HIV research. Quality Tastylia Drugs At Low Price No Prescription Needed Applications for 2017 funding are now open – please see the “RFP” tab above for details.


Awards are made for/to one of the following:

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A senior mentor is required to assist junior Awardees in preparing the application, executing the project, preparing a manuscript, and writing a resulting larger grant proposal to the NIH. Research can be basic, translational, clinical, or social/behavioral, and can address treatment, transmission, or prevention. There are several opportunities during the year for Awardees to present their work.

*Junior investigators are defined as never having served as a PI on an R01 or R01 equivalent grant; holding a terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., MD); eligible to serve as PI on NIH grant; and employed at UNC, FHI 360, RTI, or a NC HBCU.

Check out this upcoming IRB pop-up event from our friends at UNC School of Medicine! IRB Pop-ups provide on-campus IRB consultations for researchers. IRB Analysts will have access to your IRB application and can answer questions about existing or proposed research.

Apr 19, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Clinical and Translational Research Center, Burnett-Womack 1042
Contact: 919-966-3113 or

Kate MacQueen, PhD, MPH

Core Director

HIVR4P_photo_KateDr. MacQueen is a Senior Scientist in Social & Behavioral Health Sciences at FHI 360 and Adjunct Associate Professor in in the UNC-CH School of Medicine Department of Social Medicine and in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Health Behavior Program. She has conducted research on the social, behavioral and ethical aspects of biomedical HIV prevention trials globally and domestically, including vaccines, microbicides and PrEP. Most recently her work includes leading LinCS 2 Durham, a five year NIH R01 project to help build support for new HIV prevention work with Durham’s black communities; an NIH R21 project on developing a framework for evaluating Good Participatory Practices in TB Drug Trials globally; and USAID funded research on women’s adherence to emerging HIV prevention technologies including tenofovir gel and vaginal rings. She also is a standing member of the NIH Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section [BSPH].


Ada Adimora, MD, MPH

Core Co-Director


Dr. Adaora Adimora is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, she is a physician epidemiologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience in the treatment of patients with HIV disease.  She studies the epidemiology of HIV and STIs.  Her work has characterized the epidemiology of heterosexual HIV transmission among African Americans, highlighted the role of sexual network patterns in the spread of HIV, and underscored the importance of macroeconomic and social forces in racial disparities in the US HIV epidemic. She was selected by The Root as one 100 African American leaders “who are making extraordinary contributions.”  She serves as Chair of the HIV Medical Association, chairs the NIH HIV Prevention Trials Network’s Women at Risk Committee, and is a member of the Women’s Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS, the NIAID Council, and the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.


Cathy Emrick, MPH

Program Director

Ms. Emrick serves as the Core liaison for Developmental applications and Awardees. Ms. Emrick has an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from UNC, and works in both the UNC Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Developmental Core as the Program Coordinator and the CFAR International Core as the Core Manager. She has focused on the HIV epidemic for the last 20 years, working in community-based organizations, state government, and research at UNC.

2016 Awardees

Ed Browne

Sylvia Fitting









2015 Awardees

Nilu Goonetilleke

Kate Muessig









Current Projects

Past Projects

Request for Proposals for Developmental Awards

The UNC CFAR Developmental Core provides Developmental Awards and collaborative clinical-social science analysis awards to emerging HIV investigators for one year of research.

Frequently Asked Questions
Traditional CFAR Developmental Awards
Small Collaborative Clinical-Social Science Analysis Awards

Required Documents from new Developmental Awardees:

PI Demographic Form

Mentor-Mentee Contract

CFAR Clinical Research Checklist

International Studies Checklist

Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report (for progress report)

Planned Inclusion Enrollment Report

SOP (see attached sample)

Final Developmental application, including budget and budget justification

Project abstract

.pdf copy of IRB approvals from any collaborating institutions as well as UNC

Photo of PI for CFAR website

Documentation of human subjects training for all study personnel

All informed consent forms