Yale University

Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars

Applications for Fellowships Now Being Accepted: Click to Apply



About the Program

The REIDS program was designed to meet the challenges and barriers experienced by groups who are underrepresented in the field of HIV research. The REIDS program is targeted for junior faculty (either Assistant Professors or Postdoctoral Fellows) who are looking for additional education, support, and mentorship in HIV research. The REIDS program provides research education and training on HIV community-based implementation science by some of the top HIV researchers in the world. Fellows attend a four-week Summer Institute on HIV community-based implementation science for two consecutive summers, online monthly meetings on grant writing, project management, and professional development during the year, and receive intense research mentorship from top HIV researchers at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale. Further, scholars receive $20,000 to conduct a pilot study in community-based implementation science with the guidance and support of their mentors and the REIDS leadership. Learn more about our current mentors


About the Program

The Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) Fellowship opportunities are for those currently employed as early-career faculty or as post-doctoral researchers. REIDS exists to meet the needs of scholars who are underrepresented in the field of HIV research. Recognizing the importance of quality mentorship and access to practical experience in setting the trajectory for productivity and success of new investigators, Scholars enroll in a 4-week Summer Institute and online monthly meetings throughout the year focused on research education, training, professional development and mentoring that addresses structural and individual barriers to advancement of underrepresented groups in community-based implementation science research to reduce and prevent HIV. 

During the 2-year fellowship, all Scholars will:

  • Participate in two consecutive Summer Institutes;
  • Participate in online monthly fellowship meetings;
  • Receive sustained mentorship and applied learning experiences;
  • Be supported to write collaborative HIV proposals; and,
  • Be able to apply for up to $20,000 in pilot funding for projects that address one of the several HIV inequities experienced within communities of color.

Fellows receive money for travel and living expenses.

Visit the website for Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements or contact Kathryn Young (Kathryn.young@yale.edu) for questions.

Current Leadership

  • Trace Kershaw, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
  • Barbara Guthrie, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Northeastern University School of Nursing