Applications for the first cycle of HISTP are now closed as of February 1st, 2019. However, scholars are welcome to apply for consideration in the next cycle and may complete the HISTP Application. Read more about eligibility below.


The criteria for HISTP scholar candidates include:

  1. HIV researchers and want to gain opportunities to leverage technology in their research – OR – In the engineering or technology field and want to incorporate HIV prevention or treatment into their work;
  2. Have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a field that supports the candidate’s research, or a degree enabling eligibility to serve as a PI on an NIH-funded R01;
  3. Belong to a disadvantaged and/or underrepresented group in behavioral and HIV-related research, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and natives of the Hawaiian/US Pacific Islands;
  4. Have not previously served as a PI on an NIH-funded R01 grant;
  5. In the first one to two years of a tenure track position at a university in the United States.


Applicants will be asked for items including the following:

  • Personal and professional details
  • Mentor name/contact
  • Current CV and link to writing sample
  • List of current/pending funding sources
  • One-page applicant statement / research agenda