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Gilead Research Scholars Program

Advancing Science Together

Our Mission

Gilead’s Research Scholars Program supports innovative research from emerging investigators around the world to advance scientific knowledge in areas of unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients everywhere.

Program Overview

Since its launch in 2008, Gilead’s Research Scholars Program has invested in meaningful research by early-career scientists to help drive medical breakthroughs in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Cardiovascular comorbidities
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Rheumatology
  • HIV
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Liver disease
  • Anti-fungals

The Gilead Research Scholars Program grants provide two years of financial support to junior faculty researchers. Each award is funded up to $130,000, paid as two annual installments directly to the scholar’s institution. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report and approval by the Scientific Review Committee Chair.

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The Program by the Numbers

  • 10+ years

  • 200+ scholars

  • $29 million awarded

  • 26 countries

Discovering New Possibilities

We empower the next generation of independent researchers striving to push science and innovation forward.

Transforming Patient Care

We invest in research with the potential to lead to breakthroughs in patient care and create a healthier world for all.

Advancing Science Together

We believe in the power of collaboration. Together, we can advance medical science for the benefit of humanity.

Scientific Review Committee

Across therapeutic areas, each Research Scholars Program is overseen by a Scientific Review Committee, composed of distinguished experts in their fields and independent from Gilead.

To maintain the integrity and competitive standards of the program overall, and to ensure these awards support the next generation of breakthrough scientific discovery, each independent Scientific Review Committee is charged with evaluating all applicants and proposals.

Apply to Become a Research Scholar

Visit Gilead’s Research Scholars Program portal to apply to the program or to learn more about eligibility criteria.