Advancing research is at the heart of the HU CFAR mission.  The HU CFAR directly sponsors many investigators with Developmental Awards distributed through the Developmental Core. Research activities are also organized around scientific programs and working groups that represent a cross-section of member strengths and disciplines and form the architecture used to organize groups and facilitate collaborations.  Scientific programs and working groups host conferences, provide mentoring support for junior investigators, submit proposals for grant support, and organize around new research initiatives.