Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Applications for the 2014 HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute are no longer being accepted.

Please check back in autumn of 2014 for information about applying for the 2015 Training Institute.

Application for the
Fordham University
HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

July 6 – 16, 2014
At Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, New York City
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Director, Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D.

Applications must be received by February 25, 2014

Applicants will be notified of award decisions by April 1, 2014

After submitting the online application form please email to confirm receipt

First Name
Middle Initial
Last Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Zip Code
Home Phone - -
Work Phone - -
Cell Phone Number - -
Email Address
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YY)
Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino?


Which of the following best describes you?


Do you currently meet requirements to receive NIH funding? (i.e., U.S. citizen, permanent resident, VISA)

Education and employment
Highest Degree (PhD, MD)
and Year Conferred
Highest Degree Institution
Discipline of Highest Degree
All Other Degrees
and Years Conferred
Current Title/Position
Address 1
Address 2
Zip Code
research and Scholarship
Number of Peer-Reviewed Empirical Publications
Number of First-Authored Peer-Reviewed Empirical Publications  
Number of Federally-Funded Grants Awarded (PI or Co-PI)  
Name of First Recommender
(Home Institution)
First Recommender Role
(e.g., post-doctoral supervisor, department chair)
First Recommender Institution
First Recommender E-mail Address
Name of Second Recommender
Second Recommender Institution
Second Recommender E-mail Address
additional materials
An official transcript of highest degree earned will be forwarded from:

Transcripts should be e-mailed ( or mailed to:
HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
441 East Fordham Road, Dealy 226
Bronx, NY 10458
We are looking for early-career professionals with the experience required to independently design and implement an empirical study on a research ethics question at standards suitable for peer-reviewed journals and potential NIH funding. Your answers to the questions below should demonstrate that ability generally and as it specifically relates to the mentored research project you would like to conduct.
1.) Below please include a 300-word statement describing your interest in and relevant training or experience in HIV or drug use prevention research ethics specifically, or research ethics in general. Your answer should demonstrate familiarity with contemporary issues in research ethics.

2) Below please include a 500-word description of the HIV prevention research ethics topic you would like to examine for your Mentored Research Project (MRP).
Your answer should include:
   1. Statement of the research ethics question you would like to examine and why
   it is of current relevance to the research community.
   2. The proposed participant population.
   3. The nature of the research design (quantitative, qualitative, descriptive,
   4. Potential methods and measures.

For examples of empirical research ethics articles, please click here to view the selected bibliography. Feel free to contact RETI staff to discuss your topic prior to applying.

3) Below please include a 500-word description of your HIV research, relevant training, scholarship (i.e. publications), funding and awards and immediate and long-term research and career goals. If applicable, please indicate anydrug use research populations with which you have experience. Your answer should include a description of the research methods and data analytic techniques you have mastered specifically relevant to the MRP proposed in question #2.
4) Below please describe the feasibility of your completing the MRP described in question #2. Your answer should include the access you will have over the next two years to the participant population and sample size proposed for your MRP in question #2, as well as the extent to which the research environment at your home institution will support your workon the MRP.

1) Most recent C.V.
2) A first-authored peer-reviewed empirical article that best reflects your ability to independently design and implement the quantitative or qualitative methodology and analyses proposed for your MRP in question #2.
3) Optional: publications on research ethics.
Attachments must be in .DOC, .DOCX or .PDF format.


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