Yale University

Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

Applications are now being accepted: Deadline February 1, 2021

 

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REIDS Fellows

 

About the Program

REIDS LogoThe Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) aims to increase the number and impact of racial and ethnic minority researchers dedicated to reducing HIV inequities in communities of color, with particular emphasis on early career faculty and post-doctoral researchers. Through exposure to cutting edge approaches in community-based implementation science, continued support through professional networks, and quality mentorship, REIDS is designed to have demonstrable impact on Scholars, their organizations, and communities. We take a professional life course perspective in order to foster scientific network building, resource sharing and support to Scholars throughout their academic careers.

REIDS utilizes a curriculum and structure grounded in social justice principles and addresses these as they relate to HIV (e.g., discrimination/stigma, structural determinants, social and cultural determinants) as well as focusing on marginalized identities that intersect with racial and ethnic identities linked to increased burden for HIV (e.g., sexual and gender minorities, women, individuals who use substances, immigrants and individuals from low and middle income countries).

Our approach:

  • Strong team mentoring
  • Building and extending Scholars’ scientific network
  • Experiential learning through grant writing
  • Professional skills building on mitigating institutional privilege and power imbalances
  • Online Community that extends resources and support for REIDS Scholars beyond a fixed training time and throughout their professional life course

During the two-year fellowship, all Scholars will participate in two consecutive immersive Summer Institutes at the Yale School of Public Health and online monthly meetings focused on research education, training, professional development and mentoring. Learn more about our current mentors.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Applicant Statement (maximum 2 pages) describing:
    • Program of research and goals for the next 5 years
    • Previous work relevant to program of research
    • Your rationale for selecting the first and second choice mentor that you consider to be the best match to your work
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three academic references
  • A letter of support from dean, associate dean, or department chair at home institution, or, in the case of a research center, a direct supervisor indicating:
    • Consent for participation in REIDS
    • Support for program and research goals
    • Commitment of institutional salary support while attending the REIDS program

NOTE: If you are currently funded by an NIH or Foundation institutional training grant, such as a T32, an additional letter from the funding agency is required.

REIDS is open to US Citizens, Non-Citizen Nationals of the United States or Permanent Residents who are currently employed as early-career faculty or as post-doctoral researchers.

Contact Katie Doucet (katie.doucet@yale.edu) for questions. 

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