Research Training Grants

Post-doctoral fellows interested in a research-based academic career – either clinical or basic science research – are welcome to explore the following research training grants and programs.

BU-Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (BU-CHART)

Program Director: Dr. Benjamin Linas

BU-Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (BU-CHART) is a post-doctoral T32 training program sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) that trains physicians and other health scientists in high-quality, ethical HIV/AIDS research focused on disadvantaged populations.


NRSA for Primary Medical Care; General Internal Medicine (GIM)-Family Medicine (FM)-Pediatrics (Peds) Academic Fellowship Program

Program Director: Dr. Michael Paasche-Orlow

The General Internal Medicine (GIM)-Family Medicine (FM)-Pediatrics (Peds) Academic Fellowship Program is to prepare faculty for careers in academic medicine performing rigorous research on topics relevant to the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective primary care to medically underserved communities (MUCs).


HBNU Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program

Program Director: Dr. Davidson Hamer

This Program provides mentored research opportunities to train and prepare a new cadre of health professionals in the US and LMICs in global health research by enhancing the trainees’ ability to independently plan, implement, and assess innovative clinical or operations research focused on reducing mortality and morbidity associated with HIV/AIDS and associated co-infections, NCDs including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, mental health, and MCHN. Academic partners include Harvard University (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Global Health Institute), Boston University (School of Public Health, Center for Global Health and Development), Northwestern University (Center for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine) and the University of New Mexico (School of Medicine, Center for Global Health).


BU CTSI KL2 Fellowship Program

Program Director: Dr. David Felson

Description: CTSI’s KL2 program is a mentored career development program for BU’s most promising junior faculty translational researchers. Faculty who are mentored attain improved research skills and are more likely to compete successfully for research support. The BU CTSI KL2 program is committed to diversifying the research workforce and, therefore, urges those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (UREGs) to apply.


T32 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Program Director: Dr. Vasan Ramachandran

Trainees will focus their 2-year training on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and other forms of vascular disease


Integrated Care for Addiction, HIV and HCV Research and Education

Program Directors: Drs. Mari-Lynn Drainoni & Michael Stein

This pre-and post-doctoral training program will develop a cadre of health services researchers who will investigate the provision of health services to individuals living with substance use disorder and co-occurring HIV, or substance use disorder and HIV/HCV co-infection. Mentors will prepare trainees to conduct studies that involve the development, testing and implementation of strategies to improve HIV testing, linkage, and adherence to care in vulnerable populations with addictions.


Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations

Program Director: Dr. Caroline Kistin

This training program is an interdisciplinary predoctoral and postdoctoral AHRQ fellowship program to train Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Public Health researchers to improve health care delivery for underserved patients.


Multidisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research

Program Directors: Drs. Naomi Hamburg & Richard Wainford

This Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Cardiovascular Research has trained well-qualified individuals for full-time biomedical careers in the cardiovascular sciences. As cardiovascular disease continues to be the primary cause of death for Americans, training a new generation of multidisciplinary researchers who will be able to successfully discover and translate basic science into clinical and pharmaceutical fields is crucial to improve public health.


Biology of the Lung: A Multidisciplinary Program

Program Directors: Drs. Joseph Mizgerd & Darrell Kotton

This T32 program offers training for predoctoral Ph.D. students and postdoctoral MD and Ph.D. fellows in the most advanced areas of lung science in an integrated fashion, concentrating on providing high-quality mentorship in the scientific disciplines most likely to make advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases: Immunology & Infection, Development & Regenerative Medicine, and Biomedical Data Sciences.