Colorado HIV-1 Research Training Program

Dr. Thomas Campbell - Program DirectorThe Colorado HIV-1 Research Training Program provides post-doctoral training in HIV/AIDS-related research. 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.


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

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.