Development Core

Core Mission

The core mission of the Development Core is to identify and support innovative research projects that address the most urgent problems in the area of neuroHIV research. The Core promotes hypothesis driven, high-risk, high-impact neuroHIV research with aims relevant to the mission of NIMH. Funding opportunities are provided annually to new and established investigators who will use the funds to generate data for use in applying for NIH and other peer funding.

Core Resources

Pilot grants and past awardees

Undergraduate Training Programs

  • Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars Program (JHNSP): “Training the Next Generation of Neuroscientists”
  • Johns Hopkins NeuroHIV Comorbidities Scholars Program (JHNeurophytes):
    The mission of JHNeurophytes is to expose highly motivated undergraduates to a multi-year summer research program, particularly those that reside in high HIV-1 incidence/prevalence regions. Scholars will be a part of an education-research mentoring program focused on training in the neurological complications of HIV infection and its associated comorbidities. Serving those in urban and rural communities most affected by these disorders is of paramount importance. Our long-term goals are to strengthen the knowledge and skills of those working in research and clinical care at the interface of HIV-neurologic and associated comorbidities.
    Eligibility: Applicants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident who identify as underrepresented, a first-generation college student, student with a disability or from an economically disadvantaged background.