Penn Center for AIDS Research

Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop

The Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop is held for Junior/New Investigators who wish to apply to the Penn CFAR Pilot Grant Program. Each Penn CFAR Core presents a brief overview of the services available to Pilot Projects. The Workshop also provides an introduction to the Penn CFAR Developmental Pilot Grant Program as well as tips and suggestions for putting together an application.

The next Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop for the 2016 CFAR Developmental Pilot Grant will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 1-3pm in room 253 in the Biomedical Research Building. Click here for the full agenda!

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Last year, the Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop for the 2015 CFAR Developmental Pilot Grant was held on Friday, January 24, 2014. Download the complete agenda, or view it below:

Developmental Pilot Workshop 2014 from Penn CFAR on Vimeo.

Timestamped bookmarks for each individual Core presentation can be found in the description of the video at

Time Core Presentation
0:00 Overview of Pilot Program
Pablo Tebas, M.D., Director, Developmental Core
16:35 Clinical Core
Robert Gross, M.D., Co-Director, Clinical Core
21:05 International Core
Harvey Friedman, M.D., Director of the International Core
27:00 Viral / Molecular Core
Ron Collman, M.D., Co-Director of CFAR; Director, Viral/Molecular Core
33:25 Immunology Core
Jim Riley, Ph.D., Director of the Immunology Core
37:08 Behavioral and Social Sciences Core
David Metzger, Ph.D., Director, Behavioral & Social Sciences Core
48:25 Biostatistics and Data Management Core
Sarah Ratcliffe, Ph.D., Co-Director, Biostatistics and Data Management Core
52:20 Nonhuman Primate Core
Jim Hoxie, M.D. for Andrew Lackner, Director of the NHP Core
59:15 Application Submission and Review Process/Tips
Luis Montaner, D.V.M., M.Sc., D.Phil., Co-Director of the Developmental Core

For additional information, contact: Evelyn Olivieri at

View past Pre-Application Workshops