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Application Requirements

The 2020 application cycle is now closed.

Those who are interested in applying to the Fordham RETI must submit:

  1. A completed application form. Please download the fillable PDF Applicants are welcome to email the application and other required documents together or separately to
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. An official transcript from your highest completed degree (emailed to or submitted by mail). Please note that transcripts may take up to a few weeks to be delivered once requested.

    HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
    Fordham University
    441 East Fordham Road, Dealy Hall 226
    Bronx, NY 10458

  4. Two letters of recommendation from: (1) a senior member of your current institution (i.e. post-doctoral supervisor or department chair) describing how your RETI training and research will be encouraged and supported at your institution and (2) a senior colleague who can describe your work and contributions to HIV prevention research. Both letters should address evidence of the candidate's experience in and ability to independently design and implement a research project at standards suitable for peer review journals and potential NIH funding.
  5. A lead-authored or other peer-reviewed empirical article that best reflects the applicant's ability to independently design and implement the quantitative or qualitative methodology and analyses proposed for their mentored research project.  
  6. Optional: An authored article on ethics

Letters of recommendation should be emailed to separately by each recommender.

Please do not contact members of RETI faculty prior to admission to the program. Contact RETI staff at with any questions.

Please visit our FAQ page for additional information about the RETI.