SIG  houses the HIV Intervention Science Training Program, an NIMH funded programthat aims to promote a cadre of racial and ethnic minority (REM) scientists as principal investigators on extramurally funded studies. 

How does HISTP work?

The training program employs a multidisciplinary set of training activities and a number of dedicated, interdisciplinary mentors who will work with junior investigators from underrepresented groups recruited from Columbia University and other universities around the U.S. Via an innovative gamut of multidisciplinary training activities and a number of dedicated, interdisciplinary mentors, the training program will facilitate the growth and development of a new cadre of researchers from underrepresented groups who will conduct dissemination and implementation research on interventions targeting HIV and co-morbid mental health issues to ensure that effective prevention and treatment programs reach underserved HIV vulnerable populations. The HISTP is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

How does the application process work?

The application process to become an HISTP Training Scholar includes a preliminary application round, which can be initiated and completed by assembling and submitting the materials listed below. After an initial review, applicants who demonstrate promise will be asked to submit additional supporting materials. For more information click here 

What is the eligibility criteria?

  1. The candidate intends to develop a program of research on HIV dissemination and implementation research;
  2. S/he must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a field that supports the candidate’s research;
  3. S/he belongs 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; and
  4. S/he has not previously served as a PI on an NIH-funded R01 grant.

What is the mission of HISTP?

The HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP) is an NIMH-funded multidisciplinary training program that seeks to develop and facilitate the growth of scientists from underrepresented groups conducting HIV-related dissemination and implementation research.