International Applicants

Information for International Applicants

Training Opportunities

AIDS Core Curriculum

All scholars will participate in an AIDS Core Curriculum in addition to other activities. The Curriculum consists of the following courses and seminars:

  1. Responsible Conduct of International Research (Epidemiology 586, fall quarter)
  2. AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Epidemiology 530, fall quarter)
  3. Principles of Epidemiology (511, fall quarter)
  4. Principles of Biostatistics (Biostatistics 511, fall quarter)
  5. Attendance at monthly IARTP Research Seminars
  6. Attendance at ethical conduct of research series
  7. Attendance at monthly AIDS Clinical Conferences

Financial Provisions for International Scholars

All international scholars in the program will have the following expenses covered:

  • Roundtrip travel between home country and Seattle, WA. (Funds for traveling expenses of any accompanying family members are not provided.)
  • Stipend based on educational background and professional experience
  • Health insurance

For those participating in one of the degree tracks, the following financial support is also provided:

  • Tuition
  • Funds to support field research conducted in the home country

International Applicants: Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be non-U.S. citizens from our target countries (Kenya, Peru, Mozambique, India, Uganda),
  • Be fluent in English,
  • Reside in and apply from home country,
  • Have an appointment at an institution involved in AIDS research (e.g., a university, research institution, Ministry of Health) in the home country, and
  • Plan to return to the home country at the conclusion of the training period to continue a career in HIV/STD research

Applications will be accepted from candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds. However, the emphasis of our program is on postdoctoral training, and we have a very limited number of positions for individuals without a prior doctoral degree. In general, predoctoral candidates will be selected from those institutions which have an ongoing collaborative AIDS research program with the University of Washington.

International Applicants: Application Process and Further Information

Candidates for training must be nominated by a faculty member from the University of Washington or from a collaborating overseas research institution. The nominating faculty member should contact Dr. Carey Farquhar, IARTP Director, to confirm a candidate's eligibility to apply. If the candidate is approved to submit an application, further information will be provided.

The application deadline for ALL training tracks is OCTOBER 1.

If you would like additional information about this program, send a current CV and letter of inquiry that includes a description of current research activities with a UW collaborative research group as well as training interests to:

Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, Director
King K. Holmes, MD, PhD, Co-Director
International AIDS Research and Training Program
University of Washington
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359909
Seattle, Washington 98104-2499 USA
Telephone: +1-206-543-4278
Fax: +1-206-543-4818