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Am I eligible to apply for HISTP?
HISTP seeks new faculty who are:
- In the first two years of a tenure track position at a university in the United States
- An underrepresented racial/ethnic minority in the behavioral sciences
- 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
If you meet these requirements, you may apply.
How many scholars will you select?
For the 2018 - 2022 cycle, HISTP will select four scholars.
How long is the selection process?
Applications will be evaluated by HISTP and preliminary selections will be made in early 2019.
When will I begin?
Selected scholars will begin their work with HISTP in early 2019.
Do I need to travel as an HISTP scholar?
Scholars primarily work from their home universities, with distance learning opportunities throughout the year. Twice per year, scholars are expected to travel to Columbia University for training institutes. This travel is covered through HISTP, including accommodations.
Twice a year, the HISTP hosts a multi-day training Institute for Scholars. These training Institutes are for both scholars and their mentors. The institutes are designed to achieve three goals:
- Knowledge and experience for scholars to secure extramural funds to conduct rigorous HIV-related research with disproportionately affected target populations and the agencies that serve them;
- Collective mentorship and facilitation of collaborations among scholars and mentors; and
- Strengthen the proposed training program in conjunction with “sister” programs funded by the same mechanisms
Do I receive any funding for research projects?
Though HISTP 3.0 does not provide pilot funding, the program does provide ample opportunity and support to write fundable grants.
What are the benefits of being part of HISTP?
HISTP scholars enjoy many benefits, from peer support, grant-writing review, and the latest in HIV prevention research. Read about our benefits --including testimonials from previous scholars -- on our Benefits page.