Yale University

Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT)

Post-Doctoral Applications for Y-APT fellowships are being accepted. Review will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019.


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2019 T32 Fellows

About Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program

A primary objective of CIRA is to train the next generation of HIV/AIDS scientists. To accomplish this goal, CIRA established the NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program in 1999. Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) fully integrates both Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellows into all aspects of the program, with a unique training focus on professional development, setting clear expectations for scholarly research productivity, the establishment of a program of research, and the creation of professional identity in preparation for an academic career.

Y-APT is open to post-doctoral scholars with PhD, MD, and/or JD degrees who are US Citizens, Non-Citizen Nationals of the United States or Permanent Residents.

Y-APT also supports 3-4 pre-doctoral fellows annually (tuition & stipend). Fellows complete formal coursework, qualifying examinations, and the doctoral dissertation in the Yale School of Public Health. Yale University will award the Ph.D. upon successful completion of the program. Learn more about the PhD program here.

Y-APT Fellows engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research to improve social justice and health equity in HIV outcomes and research, specifically through biomedical and behavioral approaches to improve: (1) the HIV prevention continuum; (2) HIV-related comorbidities such as substance use, mental health; and (3) violence and health equity of vulnerable and marginalized populations such as sexual and gender minorities, women of color, and incarcerated populations.

We seek to build the Fellows' professional and research network through mentoring, connections with current and former Fellows, integration with other training grants at Yale, and connecting with community partners.

Fellows are trained within CIRA, working closely with a research preceptor from among CIRA's 31 Primary Training Faculty members. Fellows are expected to write articles for publications, present findings of their own research at scientific conferences, prepare a grant application in an HIV-related area, develop and monitor their individual training plan, and be involved in the active research of their Mentors.

Postdoctoral applicants are required to submit:

  • Applicant Statement (maximum 2 pages) describing program of research and goals for the next 5 years;
  • Rationale for selecting the first and second choice mentor applicant considers to be the best match to the applicant’s work;
  • Previous work relevant to the applicant’s program of research;
  • Curriculum Vitae, including grants and publications;
  • Two writing samples; and
  • Three academic references.

Learn more about our current mentors. More information about the CIRA fellowship is available here.

Current Leadership

Current NIMH Postdoctoral Fellows

Current NIMH Pre-Doctoral Fellows

For More Information

For more information on Y-APT, please contact Katie Doucet (katie.doucet@yale.edu).