Duke NIH Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS (IRTPA) T32

We are pleased to announce that the Duke NIH Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS (IRTPA) T32 has two slots available for appointments starting no earlier than May 1st, 2023, but no later than August 1st, 2023.  We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral (MD, PhD or MD/PhD) candidates performing basic, clinical or social and behavioral research related to HIV/AIDS.  Salary support for the trainee is included in the fellowship, and the candidate must commit to at least one year of research under this program. There may be opportunity for T32 support beyond one year; however, please make candidates aware of the NIH payback obligation policy. Applicants need to be US citizens/permanent residents.

Research plans of up to three years are encouraged.  Please forward this email to interested candidates.  All potential candidates should email their completed application form (attached) along with required documents, including the applicant’s NIH biosketch, 3 references, and letter of support from the faculty mentor to Melissa Kerkau (melissa.kerkau@duke.edu) by Friday, April 14th, 2023  with the following phrase “IRTPA T32 application” in the subject heading for the email.  The required research summary should be no more than 4 pages in length (references do not count toward the page limit) and follow NIH grant format (Abstract, Specific Aims, and Research Strategy (including Hypotheses, Significance, Innovation, Approach, Data Analysis, Timeline).

IRTPA Brochure

IRTPA Application Form



The IRTPA Directorship would like to announce that the deadline for applications for the 2 available trainee slots on the IRTPA T32 has been extended to Friday April 21st, 2023. 

 Please note that this change in deadline will make May 1st appointments unavailable due to the administrative process, so that possible appointment dates to select from are now: Jun 1st, 2023, July 1st, 2023, or Aug 1st, 2023. 

 In order to accommodate the new deadline, we are requesting that all interested applicants complete this short Letter of Intent (LOI) form no later than Friday, March 31st.