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Host Defense Research Grant

Funded by NIH T32 AI 007044

Program Director: David Fredricks

Associate Directors: Wes Van Voorhis MD, PhD

The NIH-funded Host Defense Training in Allergy and Infectious Diseases Training Grant is in it’s 47th year of continuous funding and has supported 167 physician-scientists since its inception in 1976. There are currently 49 participating mentors in one of six research tracks including Virology, TB, Immunology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Bacterial Pathogenesis and the Microbiome, and Epidemiology/Clinical Trials. The ID Fellowship program generally requires three years of training, one clinical year supported by the hospitals and two research years supported by this training grant.

std HIV Research training fellowship Program


Funded By NIH T32 AI 007140

Program Director: Anna Wald, MD, MPH

Co-Directors:  Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Giacani, Ph.D.

The NIH-supported University of Washington STD & AIDS Research Training Program is in its 44th year of funding, directed for 28 years by King K. Holmes, 15 years by Sheila Lukehart, and now by Anna Wald. This program’s goal is to train the next generation of leaders in STD and AIDS research and, since its inception in 1974, has trained 72 predoctoral and 170 postdoctoral trainees.

TRAINING PROGRAM IN Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host-Postdoctoral Fellowships


Funded by NIH T32 AI118690

Program Director: Michael Boeckh, MD, PhD

Associate Directors: Catherine Liu, MD, and Joshua Schiffer, MD, MSc.

The NIH-supported Training Program in Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host is in its 6th year of funding, directed by Michael Boeckh. This program’s goal is to train the next generation of leaders in the field, who will use their expertise to advance our understanding of infectious disease biology and pathogenesis, and to develop novel strategies to prevent, treat and control infectious diseases in high-risk immunocompromised patients. Since the program’s inception in 2016, it has supported the training of 11 physician-scientists and postdoctoral PhD-scientists.

View the full training brochure for more information.

Opportunities available for postdoctoral training: MDs are usually affiliated with the Infectious Diseases fellowship program (but may be from other subspecialties such as hematology/oncology or pediatric infectious disease); PhDs are working with Program faculty.

Prior to application, postdoctoral applicants must have established a formal research relationship with their training mentor and have developed a proposed plan for their research. The mentor must confirm that they will support the applicant’s research for the period of their fellowship.

Eligible applicants must be US Citizens or have permanent resident status in the US. T32 trainees pursue one of three consolidated research tracks that represent the unique strengths of our immunocompromised host program and its mentors: 1) Clinical Research, Infection Prevention, and Stewardship; 2) Immunology/Immunogenetics; and 3) Microbiome and Pathogenesis.

Support: Stipends are paid at the NIH NRSA stipend level for the fiscal year in which the trainee starts his/her appointment, or is reappointed. Postdoctoral stipends are commensurate with the number of years of postdoctoral experience. FY2021 postdoctoral stipend levels can be found at the following URL: Supplementation of postdoctoral stipends from non-federal funds may be provided by the mentor or appointing department. These arrangements are not arranged through this fellowship program. Postdoctoral positions provide partial support for medical and dental benefits for trainees. Mentors or departments/divisions are responsible for the remaining balance. Trainees also have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree (MPH or other discipline of high relevance to their research goals) at UW.