About the International AIDS Research and Training Program
The International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP) was established in 1988 with funding from the the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, with the goal of fostering international collaborative AIDS research through scientist exchange.
The program is geared primarily to training of foreign scientists with the following specific goals:
1. Train foreign biomedical scientists in epidemiologic, clinical, behavioral and implementation science methodologies which can be applied to AIDS investigation
2. Provide foreign investigators with direct experience in AIDS research, both in the US and in their home countries
3. Foster international multidisciplinary collaborative research on AIDS through the formation of institutional affiliations between the University of Washington and foreign institutions
Since the University of Washington (UW) IARTP began, over 200 research scientists from 22 countries have traveled to Seattle for training. Many former IARTP students have continued collaborative research relationships with UW colleagues after they have returned to their home countries.
The IARTP has also supported over 50 US postdoctoral fellow and students for training at overseas collaborative research institutions, ranging from several months to >2 years. Since 2004, the University of Washington has also provided international training sites for the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program (formerly Fogarty Clinical Research Training Scholars and Fellows Program).
Currently, the IARTP collaborates primarily with research institutions in Kenya.