Projects & Programs


IHART 2: Who is Eligible?

Potential trainee candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

(1) self-identify as an American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nation, Inuit, Metis, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander, or as an Indigenous person from the US or US territories or North America, including Canada or Mexico (e.g., Yaqui); OR self-identify as belonging to a socioeconomic or rural background or racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research in accordance with NIH Notice NIH PAS-06-447 AND currently conduct or is committed to conducting research with Native communities; OR be a non-Native, non-UREM individual who currently conducts health-related research with AIAN communities;

(2) have a Ph.D. or M.D. in a field that supports the candidate’s research interests;

(3) intend to develop a program of HIV research with a focus on co-morbid factors such as trauma, mental health, and substance abuse with Native communities;

(4) have not previously served as a PI on an NIH RO1 (over $250,000); and

(5) intend to develop and submit a grant proposal for federal extramural funding at the NIH.

Apply to IHART2

  1. At least one (1) spot in each cohort will be filled by training fellows from the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).
  2. At least one (1) trainee in each cohort will be selected from the Hawaiian and the Pacific US territories
  3. Fellows must commit to attending all on-site training events.