New training opportunity in implementation science (IS) for early stage investigators (ESI) engaged in HIV research.

Implementation Science Fellows will be selected from across the CFAR network to participate in an eight-month mentorship program. The program will include didactic training in IS methodology, both online and in-person, as well as applied mentorship in the development of a grant application which incorporates implementation science methodology or training. Fellows will be expected to participate in eight 1-hour online sessions (6 of the 8 which must be attended in real-time), advance the development of a grant incorporating implementation science research, and attend a two-day in-person workshop with the mentorship team.

The overarching goal of the fellowship is to support ESIs focused on HIV-related research with training and mentoring opportunities in IS to encourage and capacitate ESIs in the submission of successful IS-focused grants. Specifically, the objectives of the fellowship are to:

  1. Address an implementation science training gap among emergent HIV-focused investigators
  2. Support ESIs in the development of an implementation science-focused grant
  3. Foster cross-institutional networking and mentorship opportunities for ESIs within the field of HIV-related implementation science


Eligibility and logistics:
Positions will be reserved exclusively for junior faculty (Assistant Professor, Research Assistant Professor and equivalent positions), post-doctoral fellows, and exceptional senior-level PhD candidates. Applicants will be asked to submit their NIH formatted biosketch, provide basic details of their proposed IS-related grant (e.g. working title, funding mechanism, submission cycle), and a brief summary of their prior experience and planned future directions conducting implementation science research. The online mentorship will begin in November 2019, using Zoom video conferencing. Funding to cover airfare, accommodation and meals will be available for the IS Fellows to attend the 2-day in-person meeting planned for January 2020.

Mentoring Team: Stefan Baral (JHU), Chris Hoffmann (JHU), Bhakti Hansoti (JHU), Vivian Go (UNC), Elvin Geng (Washington University), Patrick Sullivan (Emory), Denis Nash (CUNY), J.D. Smith (Northwestern University), Sharmistha Mishra (St. Michael’s Hospital/University of Toronto), Sheree Schwartz (JHU)

Collaborating CFARs: Johns Hopkins University, University of North Carolina, Third Coast CFARUniversity of California San Francisco/GIVI, Emory University, Harvard University, University of Washington, Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY, University of Washington/Fred Hutch

Apply online by October 15, 2019

Please direct questions to Sheree Schwartz, PhD: sschwartz@jhu.edu