Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship
What is the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship?
With support from the NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), ICAP has established the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship to prepare pre- and post-doctoral individuals for careers as independently-funded researchers and for leadership in global HIV implementation research. Pre-doctoral fellows are supported for a maximum of three years, and post-doctoral fellows are supported for a maximum of two years. This fellowship is part of ICAP’s Next Generation Program, a multidisciplinary training initiative that provides students with hands-on training opportunities in New York and around the world.
What does the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship offer?
Mentoring and research support. Fellows are matched with research mentors from a diverse pool of program faculty to advise them as they pursue domestic or international research projects related to HIV implementation science.
Didactic coursework in epidemiology and implementation science. Fellows engage in streamlined coursework based on an individualized training plan, developed in conjunction with the training coordinator and their research mentors.
Networking. Weekly faculty-fellow seminars provide opportunities for fellows to interact with HIV researchers and students from a variety of disciplines and research settings.
Assistance with grant writing and manuscript preparation. Fellows build skills in grant writing and manuscript preparation through instruction, by reviewing colleagues’ work, and by working directly with their research mentors during field placements.
Stipends. Fellows receive an annual stipend based on the current NIH funding level guidelines
Tuition, fees, and health insurance. Pre-doctoral fellows receive $16,000 annually for tuition and fees; post-doctoral fellows receive $4,500. All fellows receive funds to cover health insurance.
Funds for travel and training-related expenses. Fellows receive an allowance for travel to a scientific meeting or field placement, with additional funds available to support research activities as needed.
Who should apply for the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship?
We will have openings for three pre-doctoral fellows beginning September 1, 2017. Students applying to or enrolled in a doctoral program in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health with a strong interest in HIV implementation science research who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents should apply for this training fellowship.
1. Program application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Three academic or professional letters of reference
4. Transcripts of your undergraduate and graduate academic records, Graduate Record Examinations
5. Statement of interest
6. Writing sample
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All application components are due by 5:00pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016.