Global HIV Implementation Science

With support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), ICAP has established the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship to prepare pre- and postdoctoral individuals for careers as independently-funded researchers and for leadership in global HIV implementation research. Predoctoral fellows are supported for a maximum of three years, and postdoctoral fellows are supported for a maximum of two years. This fellowship is part of ICAP’s Next Generation Program, a multidisciplinary training initiative that provides students with hands-on training opportunities in New York and around the world.

Program Description

The Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship aims to prepare pre- and post-doctoral individuals for careers as independently-funded researchers and for leadership in global HIV implementation research. Pre- and post-doctoral fellows are trained in multidimensional, interdisciplinary approaches to rigorously test interventions to improve the uptake, implementation and translation of recent scientific findings into standard of care, as well as to evaluate the impact of bringing such interventions to scale. The Fellowship is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. It is a joint enterprise between the Department of Epidemiology and ICAP.

Program components include:

  • Streamlined coursework based on an individualized training plan

  • Tailored mentorship

  • Weekly faculty-fellow seminars

  • Research placements in domestic and international field settings

  • Opportunities for conference presentations

  • Instruction in manuscript writing and grant preparation

  • Training in responsible conduct of research

Affiliations/Partnerships

Stipends

For the current NIH funding level for fellows receiving support through this institutional training grant, please visit the NIH website.

The fellowship also offers tuition benefits for courses at Columbia University for pre-doctoral fellows and limited support for post-docs. All fellows receive funds to cover health insurance and an allowance for travel to a scientific meeting or field placement, with additional funds available to support research activities as needed.

Contact

Elizabeth Pierre
Program Officer, ICAP at Columbia University
ep2821 [at] columbia.edu