Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training (IHART2)

Closing Date


DEADLINE: December 20, 2017

The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, School of Social Work, University of Washington, is pleased to issue a call for eligible applicants for the 2018 cohort of the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program 2 (IHART2). The IHART2 program is seeking a diverse pool of qualified academic and community research applicants interested in developing a fundable research study addressing the mental health concerns and HIV prevention needs of Native Americans.

Eligible applicants for the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program 2:

(1) self-identify as an American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nation, Inuit, Metis, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander, or as an Indigenous person from the US or US territories or North America, including Canada or Mexico (e.g., Yaqui); OR self-identify as belonging to a socioeconomic or rural background or racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research in accordance with NIH Notice NIH PAS-06-447 AND currently conduct or is committed to conducting research with Native communities; OR be a non-Native, non-UREM individual who currently conducts health-related research with AIAN communities;

(2) have a Ph.D. or M.D. in a field that supports the candidate’s research interests;

(3) intend to develop a program of HIV research with a focus on co-morbid factors such as trauma, mental health, and substance abuse with Native communities;

(4) have not previously served as a PI on an NIH RO1 (over $250,000); and

(5) intend to develop and submit a grant proposal for federal extramural funding at the NIH.

The IHART2 program offers individual mentorship, scientific and cultural/tribal consultation, and research and grant development training. Up to five fellows will be selected for a 24-month-long training program beginning with an orientation in March 2018. Each fellow, a junior or mid-career professional, is paired with an experienced senior scientist who will collaborate with him or her to plan a pilot study and provide additional research- and grant-related mentoring. Recipients of an IHART award may receive pilot project development seed funding of up to $20,000.

For more information and complete list of eligibility criteria visit, email, or call 206-616-7749.

This program is made possible by a grant from the National Institute for Mental Health – Grant #2R25MH084565-06.