For over a decade, the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Underrepresented New Investigators (HISTP) has strengthened universities, diversified HIV research, and elevated scholars of color across the country.  HISTP has several creative ways to germinate tech ideas -- hackathons, pitch sessions, gamification, design challenges -- and wants you to achieve your research goals using innovative new strategies.



Among peers, engineers, technologists, and researchers

“HISTP is an exceptional program for a variety of reasons. Relationship-building among our peers was key: I’m still in contact with everyone accepted in program. We have published together, seen one another at conferences, and talked about challenges as people of color in academic settings. I can’t say enough about how valuable it was to speak to those at different stages of the tenure process.”

HISTP scholar Michele Rountree
Michele Rountree, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Michele Rountree, PhD, University of Texas, Austin


From esteemed researchers and scientists

As an HISTP Scholar, I was able to receive guidance on my academic career – research, teaching, and developing a national reputation in the HIV field.  I also benefited from opportunities to hear from experts in the field on grant writing skills, funding opportunities, and navigating academia as an ethnic minority female. An added bonus is that the mentor-mentee relationships and friendships formed throughout the program continue.”

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Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Diego
Jamila Stockman, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Diego


From research best practices to technology disruption

“HISTP provides fellows with formal training on HIV prevention intervention development; career mentorship; peer to peer support; grant writing mentorship and more. I feel like I gained a great deal of knowledge that I can apply in making my career and research successful. HISTP fellows are like a family to me and I also feel like my mentors will always be there to support us and showcase our work.” 

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Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Ph.D., MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Ph.D., MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Recent News

July 13, 2021

New Interviews with Two HISTP Scholars

Two HISTP scholars were recently featured in interviews: Dr. Aimalohi A. Ahonkhai on Nashville Public Television (NPT) and Donaldson Conserve leading the Black Male Professors Interview Series.



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HISTP’s true grant review made a big difference in writing a fundable grant.  Also, as a junior faculty member, developing productive mentorship relationships can be difficult, particularly as a Black female. I was fortunate that HISTP was available to provide valuable resources to help me navigate my new role and benefit from positive interactions with giants in my field.

HISTP Scholar Nicole Ennis, PhD, University of Florida, who was recently awarded a K23 grant.

Dr. Ennis was recently awarded a K23 grant

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