Yale University — HIV Research Fellowship Opportunities

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University currently has two Fellowships seeking new applicants. Fellows receive support and mentorship from this established NIMH-funded research center and Yale faculty.

Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program

CIRA is offering full time, two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars with PhD, MD, and/or JD degrees. The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a unique focus on professional development, setting clear expectations for research productivity, the establishment of a program of research, and the creation of professional identity in preparation for an academic career. Fellows are supported and expected to write articles for publications and prepare an extramural grant application in an HIV related area. Trained within CIRA, fellows work closely with a research mentor from among the Center’s primary training faculty.

Training Program activities include:

  • Professional Development
  • Research in Progress
  • Grant Writing
  • Social media use
  • Research skills
  • Overview of theoretical models, study designs, and analytic approaches in HIV prevention research

Review of applications begins on December 3, 2021. Visit the YAPT website for further information and application.

Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars

The Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) aims to increase the number and impact of racial and ethnic minority researchers dedicated to reducing HIV inequities in communities of color, with particular emphasis on early career faculty and postdoctoral researchers. Through exposure to cutting edge approaches in community-based implementation science, continued support through professional networks, and quality mentorship, REIDS is designed to have demonstrable impact on Scholars, their organizations, and communities. We take a professional life course perspective in order to foster scientific network building, resource sharing and support to Scholars throughout their academic careers.

REIDS utilizes a curriculum and structure grounded in social justice principles and addresses these as they relate to HIV (e.g., discrimination/stigma, structural determinants, social and cultural determinants) as well as focusing on marginalized identities that intersect with racial and ethnic identities linked to increased burden for HIV (e.g., sexual and gender minorities, women, individuals who use substances, immigrants and individuals from low and middle-income countries).

Our approach:

  • Strong team mentoring
  • Building and extending Scholars’ scientific network
  • Experiential learning through grant writing
  • Professional skills building on mitigating institutional privilege and power imbalances
  • Online Community that extends resources and support for REIDS Scholars beyond a fixed training time and throughout their professional life course
  • Opportunities for additional funding for training and professional development

During the two-year fellowship, all Scholars will participate in two consecutive immersive Summer Institutes at the Yale School of Public Health and online monthly meetings focused on research education, training, professional development and mentoring.

Review of applications begins on February 4, 2022. Visit the REIDS website for further information and application.