UW Center for AIDS and STD

STD/AIDS Research Training Fellowship Program

Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funded by NIH T32 AI07140
Program Director: Sheila A. Lukehart, PhD.

The NIH-supported University of Washington STD & AIDS Research Training Program is in its 39th 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 60 predoctoral and 148 postdoctoral trainees.

Opportunities available for pre and postdoctoral training

Predoctoral trainees must be enrolled in doctoral programs at the University of Washington and must be working with a Program faculty member.

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 US Citizens or have permanent resident status in the US.

Research training is provided in five component tracks:

Support

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 postdoctoral stipend levels can be found at the following URL.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-002.html

Supplementation of pre and postdoctoral stipends from non-federal funds may be provided by the mentor or appointing department. These arrangements are not arranged through this fellowship program.

Pre and postdoctoral positions provide partial support for medical and dental benefits for trainees. Mentors or departments/divisions are responsible for the remaining balance.

Tuition is supported for predoctoral fellows to the extent possible by the training grant budget. Postdoctoral trainees wishing to obtain an MPH or other degrees should contact the Program Director.