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Dr. Thomas Campbell - Program Director

Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Grant Year

The Colorado HIV-1 Research Training Program is now accepting applications for post-doctoral training in HIV/AIDS-related research for the 2015-2016 academic year (09/1-08/31). The program provides training in the conduct of basic, translational and clinical HIV-AIDS related research under the direction of faculty mentors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and affiliated institutions.

Trainees receive salary and benefits support according to NIH guidelines, travel funds, and funds to pay for training-related coursework. Initial awards will be for a one year period, but awardees may apply to extend the length of support.


Position Overview:

The academic/administrative requirements for trainees while on the grant include:
  • Adhering to all rules covering National Research Service Awards that are published at the NIH website (, including the T32 payback agreement
  • Completion of all necessary IRB, CCTSI and HIPAA related documents and trainings
  • Completion of an appropriate responsible conduct of research course and all required ongoing activities
  • Completion of your Career Development Plan (section 1 of the Trainee Review Form, provided at beginning of grant year)
  • Documentation of adequate progress in your Career Development Plan at twice yearly reviews
  • Completion of the Trainee Review as well as evaluations of your mentors and the T32 program as a whole.
  • Reporting all abstracts, presentations, manuscripts (published, in press, submitted), grants, awards and academic positions on at least an annual basis
  • Implementing a Career-Development Committee consisting of your mentor(s) and a member of the Steering Committee. This committee must meet twice a year, with the first meeting being within the first two months of the start of the award period.
The (minimum) scholarship/productivity expectations include:
  • One abstract submission/presentation (directly related to your T32 project) to a national meeting during the T32 support
  • Submission of at least one full-length manuscript (directly related to your T32 project) to a peer-reviewed scientific journal by the end of the second year of T32 support.
  • A minimum of 2 published (or in press) manuscripts (directly related to your T32 project) in peer-reviewed scientific journals within 12 months of completion of your second year of support.
  • Application (or plan) for additional individual funding support for your research
Application Instructions:
Applications must be submitted electronically to Hannah Daniels, Training Grant Program Administrator, at by July 1, 2015.
Trainees must have the following qualifications:
  • Hold a terminal degree in their field (e.g. M.D., D.O., D.N.P., Pharm.D. and/or Ph.D.)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident or Green Card holder: 
  • Commitment to a career as an investigator in HIV-related research
  • Be able to devote full-time effort to the training program during the one- to three-year period of support.
Applications must include:
1. Curriculum vitae or Biosketch (NIH format) for both applicant and mentor.
2. Description of the applicant’s past research experience, and future research interest including a description of their commitment to a career in HIV/AIDS-related investigation (
limit 1 page).
3. A plan and rationale for research related coursework to be taken during the training period
(limit 1 page). The following UCD courses, or their equivalents at other institutions, are required (either during or before training): CLSC 7101, Grant Writing 1; CLSC 7102, Grant Writing 2; and Colorado CFAR Research Seminar and Journal Club. Applicants who are planning careers in clinical or translational investigation are required to include course work in biostatistics in their training plan.
4. A concise (
limit 2 pages, Arial 11 point font) description of a plan for mentored research project related to HIV/AIDS. The research project plan must include the following elements: Specific Aims, Hypothesis, Background and Rationale, and Experimental Design.
5. A statement of support from the research mentor (
limit 1 page). Research mentors must be part of the CHRTP faculty. Potential applicants who have not yet identified a research mentor should contact Dr. Thomas Campbell for suggestions on potential mentors. Potential mentors who are not yet members of the CHRTP faculty should also contact Dr. Campbell at