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The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR is requesting applications for the Developmental Grant Research Program. This program offers initial, pilot or collaborative awards to CFAR investigators who have a full-time appointment at either Brown University or Tufts University at the rank of Assistant Professor or greater. Applications are due on April 1st and October 1st. Read More.

LIFESPAN | TUFTS | BROWN – Member Institutions

CFAR is a joint research effort between Lifespan, and Tufts and Brown Universities. Read more

Overall Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR Structure


  • Administrative Core
  • Developmental Core
  • HIV in Women & Underserved Populations Core
  • Prevention /Social & Behavioral Sciences Core
  • Nutrition, Metabolism & GI Core
  • Biostatistics Core
  • Retrovirology Services Core


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The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a joint research effort between Brown, Tufts, and Boston Universities and their affiliated hospitals and centers. The CFAR is part of a national program begun by the National Institutes of Health in 1988. Our goals are to provide infrastructure and leadership to the entire range of HIV/ AIDS research on our University campuses and collaborating institutions and for developing high impact cross-disciplinary HIV/AIDS research. We engage and support research relevant to the ever-changing scope of the HIV-1 epidemic, and have aimed to provide the resources of the CFAR to all relevant investigators at Brown, Tufts and Boston Universities and their affiliated institutions. Support clinical, basic and translational research designed to improve the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS with a major focus on women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with substance abuse problems.

Specific aims:

  • Stimulate and support the research career development of junior faculty, with an emphasis on minority investigators.
  • Stimulate cross-disciplinary research involving clinical, social and basic scientists.
  • Stimulate operational research related to PEPFAR funded sites and countries.