Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies

Investigator: Susan Kegeles, PhD
Sponsor: NIH National Institute of Mental Health

Location(s): United States


The Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) program trains scientists for academic and public health careers. We invite applications for two- and three-year postdoctoral fellowships in studies relating to the prevention of AIDS. Offered through the UCSF Department of Medicine, TAPS is located at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), which is itself part of the Division of Prevention Science within the Department of Medicine. Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctorate degree. The program is suitable for those who are currently completing their doctoral, residency, or clinical fellowship programs as well as for those who have recently completed their doctoral degrees and seek careers as independent researchers.

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and must be an American citizen, a non-citizen national of the U.S. (e.g., from American Samoa), or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and have an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551). The most important selection criteria will be evidence of superior qualifications and productivity, demonstrated interest in AIDS prevention research, and career goals that can clearly benefit from the fellowship program. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.