University of Minnesota

 Working towards HIV/AIDS-related research funding at the University of Minnesota.

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Our Mission


The DCFAR initiative will focus and streamline efforts toward securing NIH funding for  HIV/AIDS-related research at UMN and affiliated institutions.

The mission of the DCFAR is to unite faculty at UMN and create added value by fostering multidisciplinary research and enhancing the likelihood of new HIV/AIDS funding from external sources.


Internal Funding


The purpose of this funding initiative is to support new and novel HIV/AIDS research at the UMN.

Initiation of this pilot grant program is intended to strengthen a DCFAR grant application to the NIH which was submitted in July of 2014.



News & Events


The Developmental Center for AIDS Research  members are faculty and researchers working to combat AIDS.

We will regularly post content related to the monthly seminar series, funding opportunities and other relevant HIV/AIDS-related events.