**Notice to 2020-21 RAPID Applicants**
Thank you for your interest in the UC San Diego RAPID Program. Your health and safety are top priorities for RAPID. Given the current situation with the novel coronavirus, we have committed to offering the 2021 Summer Institute virtually to protect the health of our participants, mentors, instructors and staff while maximizing the career success of the participants.
We continue to recruit our 2021-2022 Cohort. Extended deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.
Enhancing the Success of Early Career Infectious Disease Researchers
UC San Diego Raising Advancement and Parity for Infectious Disease Researchers (RAPID) program is only one of two national faculty programs sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The goal of the program is to provide strong mentorship and professional skills and research training to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce, including women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants will choose one of three research tracks to be mentored and trained:
Host Pathogens, HIV, or Global Health & Neglected Infectious Diseases.
Participation in the program begins with a virtual Summer Institute from July 12-23, 2021, followed by a 2-day Mid-year Meeting and second Summer Institute in 2022 in sunny San Diego!
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Ready to Apply?
Extended Application Deadline for the 2020-2021 RAPID Program:
March 15, 2021
Eligible candidates from across the country are encouraged to complete the application using the link below.