AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)

Status: No plans to recompete at this time



Grants for full research training programs are awarded to U.S. institutions with strong HIV- related research training experience and with HIV-related research collaborations with institutions in low- and middle- income countries. The grantees, in partnership with their collaborating institutions, identify foreign health scientists, clinicians, and allied health workers from the collaborating countries to participate in their joint research training programs.

Trainees shall be individuals involved in or expected to be involved in HIV-related research activities in their home country. Decisions about whom to accept for training are made by the directors of the grants. All directors have developed collaborative activities with specific countries. Please contact the relevant director of the AITRP award for country-specific information, necessary qualifications, eligibility and application procedures.

Program Overview

The AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) began in 1988 as one of the first of a new generation of research training programs sponsored by Fogarty. This program provides training for scientists at institutions in countries defined by The World Bank as low income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income. See The World Bank Country and Lending Groups to identify countries with low- or middle-income economies.

The program aims to build multi-disciplinary biomedical, behavioral and social science research capacity for the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and HIV-related conditions for those adults and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the collaborating country. AITRP makes provisions for training in the United States, in other countries, and in the home countries.


Geetha Bansal, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220 USA
Phone: 301-496-1492
Fax: 301-402-0779



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Last Updated: 12/27/2018 4:28 PM