STD/AIDS Research Training Fellowship Program
Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Funded by NIH T32 AI07140
The NIH-supported University of Washington STD & AIDS Research Training
Program is entering its 37th year of funding, directed for 28 years by King
K. Holmes, MD, PhD and now by Sheila Lukehart, PhD. This program’s goal
is to train the next generation of leaders in STD and AIDS research, and since its
inception in 1974 has trained over 54 predoctoral and 143 postdoctoral trainees.
Opportunities available for pre and postdoctoral training
Postdoctoral applicants must be currently training with a program faculty member. MDs are usually affiliated with the Infectious Diseases, Adolescent Medicine, or Obstetrics & Gynecology fellowship programs; PhDs are working with Program faculty.
Prior to application, predoctoral and postdoctoral applicants must have established a formal research relationship with their training mentor and have developed a proposed plan for their research. The mentor must confirm that they will support the applicant's research for the period of their fellowship.
Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen or have permanent resident
status in the US.
Research training is provided in five component tracks:
• Research in HIV/STD Care & Affected Populations
• Epidemiology & Prevention Interventions for HIV/STD
• STD/HIV in Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
• Health Metrics & Modeling in HIV/STD
Stipends are paid at the NIH NRSA stipend
level for the fiscal year during in which the trainee starts his/her appointment, or is reappointed. Postdoctoral
stipends are commensurate with the number of years of postdoctoral experience.
Current stipend levels can be found at the following URL.
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