HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH-IRI) Training Program, Washington University in St. Louis

Jan 23,2021 | Consortium_staff Training Opportunities

The HIGH-IRI is a new training program focused on the intersection between Dissemination & Implementation Science and infectious diseases. Over two years, the Institute will deliver world-class training and mentorship, and also foster professional connections among a group of like-minded, leading-edge researchers who will magnify each other’s impact.

Program Description

  • The HIGH-IRI program period is 24 months. During this time, the program offers mentorship and training in implementation research for scholars working in infectious diseases to supplement existing resources in home training programs and institutional environments mostly through remote engagement.
  • The program includes two one-week, in-residence training and networking periods on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The in-person training periods will be held at the very start of the program and at the beginning of the second year.
  • Note: Plans to convene the first cohort of scholars in-person during the third quarter of 2021 will depend on the evolving COVID-19 situation. If travel is not possible, we will convert this week-long training session in 2021 to a video-conference format.
  • In the period of time between in-person training, faculty mentors from the HIGH-IRI program will work remotely with trainees to develop research projects and successful funding proposals (e.g., for K or R-series NIH grants). The HIGH-IRI faculty seek to supplement existing mentorship relationships in the trainee’s home. institution particularly for implementation research.
  • The HIGH-IRI program will seek to cultivate a scientific network between peers and mentors to form long-term scientific and professional collaborations. The program includes a “twinning” function to foster peer-to-peer relationships through site visits. In addition, we will facilitate a visit for a trainee to a research site led by their HIGH-IRI faculty mentor for hands-on exposure to conduct of implementation research.
  • We seek a diverse cohort of six to eight scholars each year.
  • Travel allowance for annual in-person training will be provided.
  • 10,000 USD unrestricted stipend for professional development is also available.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Early Career Infectious Disease, HIV, and Global Health researchers (PhDs/MDs and equivalent) at post-doctoral or junior faculty level.
  • Both US and non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

The application for 2021 cycle should be submitted by Friday, March 5, 2021 (5 pm US Central Time).

For more information and to apply, view the training website.