Eligibility and Application Requirements


  • Have completed at least two years of their doctoral program by the start of the summer institute, be a current post doc, or be early career faculty (constituting less than five years of academic experience after completion of doctoral dissertation)
  • Have a strong professional interest in drug abuse within the Hispanic community (preference will be given to applicants with previous experience and knowledge)
  • Abide by a two year program commitment, with mandatory participation in a June summer training program
  • Arrive with a maximum eight page research prospectus in the form of an abbreviated NIH research application at the summer training institute (if selected)
  • Achieve specific benchmarks with their assigned mentor throughout the two year time span, including:
  • Academic career progress (if applicable)
  • Scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Scientific presentations at national meetings
  • Preparation and submission of an NIH application


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests and career objectives. This will be used by the admissions committee as a statement of the particular areas of interest and expertise of the applicant. Please include:
    • Long term career goals
    • How a fellowship with the IRTI will assist you in achieving these career goals
    • What area(s) you would plan to conduct research in while an IRTI fellow
    • A particular aim or hypothesis you would want to investigate
    • A brief description of your methodological research approach
    • Your suggestion on what area or topic (i.e. statistics, epidemiology, etc.) you would benefit most from during the IRTI Summer Training Institute
  • 2 letters of recommendation to the IRTI Selection Committee
  • Completed application form, due by Monday, January 28th, 2019


  • IRTI admissions committee will begin reviewing the applications starting January 2019
  • Final decisions and notifications will be made by the end of February 2019.

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