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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.