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Lawrence S. Linn Research Grant

The Lawrence S. Linn trust grants awards to young investigators "to study or improve the quality of life for persons with AIDS or HIV infection." The maximum amount that will be funded is $5,000. The award, endowed by the Lawrence Linn Trust, will be recognized at SGIM’s Annual Meeting.

General Criteria

Applicants may include SGIM members (associates or full), students, degree candidates, fellows, or faculty members early in their research careers.

The Lawrence Linn Fund is open to considering a wide range of research projects whose results are likely to improve the lives and/or health care of persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Appropriate research projects would include:

  • Studies of HIV/AIDS quality of care
  • Access to HIV/AIDS health care services
  • Studies of measures and determinants of quality of life
  • Patients’ perspectives about their care and/or life experiences
  • Cost-effectiveness of various HIV treatments and other interventions
  • Studies of adherence to antiretrovirals and evaluations of interventions to improve adherence
  • A wide range of studies of the clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS that might focus on issues such as disease severity measures, survival, or prognostic measures

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality
  • Significance, (the likelihood of improving the lives and/or health care of those living with HIV/AIDS)
  • Methodological rigor
  • Likelihood of being completed

If Awarded

  • Grantees are required to submit annual and final narrative and financial reports.
  • At the end of the grant, the grantee should provide a brief written report on the project.

Ready to Submit?

Nominate or Apply

Important Dates

Oct 1, 2013

Online nominations open

Jan 10, 2014

Online nominations close

Feb 18, 2014

Awardee notifications begin

April 23-26, 2014

Award presentation

Submission Documents

Linn Title Page

Linn Application


Past Recipient

Melissa B. Weimer  2013
Tanner J. Caverly  2012
Madhav Goyal 2009
Elie A. Akl 2008
Heidi L. Wald  2007