Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program

About the Program

The BU-CHART Program at Boston Medical Center is a two-year mentored postdoctoral research training program designed for physicians and other health scientists to enable them to conduct high -quality, ethical HIV/AIDS research focused on disadvantaged populations. BU-CHART will provide specific training in research methods of relevance to study co-morbidities, adherence, substance abuse and transmission of HIV infection. The T32 grant provides stipend, tuition, fees for coursework, travel funds, and health insurance.

Three post-doctoral trainees each year will enter a structured program that includes an introductory series of didactic lectures in HIV/AIDS, classroom work and a mentored thesis leading to the MSc or PhD degree in Epidemiology, ethics coursework and mentoring and a series of Clinical Research seminars as part of the Boston University CREST Program. Each trainee will have a mentoring team comprised of a Senior Mentor and a Project-specific Mentor.

The candidate’s research will focus on one of four specific subject areas where BU has particular strengths: Opportunistic Diseases, Adherence and Natural History, Substance Use and Transmission. The primary goal of BU-CHART is to enable trainees to become independent investigators in HIV/AIDS research with a special focus and expertise in research in disadvantaged populations.

Candidates must have completed a post-doctoral program, MD, PhD, or DSc and be citizens of the United States or permanent residents.

How to Apply

To begin the application process, please send the materials listed below to Kaylyn Bruciati (

Applications are rolling. The BU-CHART Executive Committee meets every January to make decisions for a July start date. If you intend to start research training in July 2022, please submit applications by December 31, 2021.

  • BU-CHART Application Form
  • Personal Statement. Two pages, 0.5 inch margins, Arial font, Font Size 11.
  • CV/Resume, including publications.
  • Names and addresses of three References.

BU-CHART Brochure