Gilead Research Scholars

June 3, 2022 by


The Research Scholars Program supports innovative basic and clinical research from emerging investigators around the world to incorporate new perspectives in our pursuit of scientific understanding and progress. We believe that new voices and research topics are needed to advance scientific knowledge in areas of unmet medical need and create a healthier world.

Since 2008, Gilead’s Research Scholars Program has invested more than $31 million USD into meaningful research conducted by more than 240 scholars to help transform scientific understanding, address knowledge gaps and drive medical breakthroughs.

The program provides financial support to the institutions of 4 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to $180,000 USD (inclusive of any indirect costs), to be paid in annual installments of up to $90,000 USD per year for 2 years. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report by each junior faculty researcher and approval by the Co-Chairs of the Scientific Review Committee which oversees the program.

Recipients of these competitive awards under the program will be selected by a Committee comprised of leaders in the field of HIV (the “Scientific Review Committee” or the “Committee”). The Committee will review complete applications and select research proposals based on their scientific merit, feasibility, and innovation. Announcement of Award Recipients will be made at an awards acknowledgement session hosted by the Committee and senior representatives from Gilead.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for an award.


The program is designed to support basic and clinical research in the field of HIV, in North America and globally.  Areas of research may include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic, clinical, behavioral, epidemiological, implementation science and community-based participatory research
  • Management of complications, comorbidities and/or co-infections e.g. HIV and aging
  • HIV Prevention
  • Health economics outcomes research

Awards granted under the program may not be duplicative of funding from institutional or hospital, other governmental, non-governmental, or industry sources. Applicants seeking an award for research projects that are currently receiving or may receive partial funding from other sources are required to submit appropriate evidence, including budget information related to the other sources, to demonstrate that there is no direct overlap in funding.

Proposals utilizing Gilead product(s) are not eligible for funding through the Research Scholars Program. Proposals involving Gilead product(s) should be submitted for review under the Investigator-Sponsored Research Grant Program through the ISR online portal.

Key Dates:

Submission Deadline: September 9, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Applications must be completed online and submitted electronically with the required Supplementary Materials.

If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact:

Research Scholars Program Coordinator


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