The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University currently has two Training 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.
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.
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.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) was established at Yale University in 1997 and is currently New England's only National Institute of Mental Health funded AIDS research center. CIRA brings together scientists from 25 different disciplines and three institutions including Yale University, The Institute for Community Research and the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut. At Yale, faculty from five different schools participate in CIRA, including the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Law School, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Yale School of Nursing.