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Application Requirements

2022 Application Cycle Closed

July 11-18, 2022: Online or In-Person Summer Program (NYC)
July 2023 (Dates TBD): Online or In-Person Summer Program (NYC)
* Our hope is to offer in-person training for Summer 2022. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer hybrid (virtual) formats for those who are unable to attend in person. Any in-person training activities will be in compliance with New York State, New York City, and Fordham University policies on COVID-19 safety.

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

  1. A completed application form. Please download the fillable PDF Applicants should 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, we recognize that delivery of transcripts may take up to a few weeks to be delivered once requested - this will not delay review of your application.

  4. Two letters of recommendation addressing evidence of the applicant's experience in and ability to independently design and implement a research project at standards suitable for peer review journals and potential NIH funding, as well as describing their work and contirbutions to HIV prevention research, are required. One letter of recommendation from a senior member of your current institution (i.e. post-doctoral supervisor or department chair) should describe how your RETI training and research will be encouraged and supported at your institution.
  5. A lead-authored, 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 or research 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.