Application Process


To be appointed to the program, applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or must be in possession of other legal verification of such status). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Candidates from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Predoctoral Applicants

Predoctoral applicants must be admitted to/enrolled in a doctoral program in Public Health Sciences or Psychology. Candidates must have documented history of/experience in a) HIV, mental health, and/or health disparities research and b) working with diverse (racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minority) populations.

Postdoctoral Applicants

Postdoctoral applicants must have received their doctorate (or medical) degree at the time of appointment, demonstrate a commitment to a career in HIV-related, mental health, and/or health disparity research, and have a record of academic excellence.

Application Instructions

Prospective applicants can schedule a consultation. Additional questions can be routed through program’s email: Applications should be submitted via the CHANGE application platform.

Application Components:

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including grants and publications
  • Names and contact information for three academic references
  • Email(s) of the individual(s) who will provide your Recommendation Letter(s) [1 for pre-doctoral candidates; 2 for post-doctoral candidates]
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Applicant Statement (maximum 2 pages) describing:
    • Your previous work relevant to CHANGE 
    • Your area of research and goals for the next 5 to 10 years
    • Explanation of why this training program is a good match for you and how it will help you reach these goals
    • Your rationale for selecting the first and second choice mentor that you consider to be the best match for your work 

Enrollment Timeline

As trainees cycle on and off different times, we accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact with questions on openings.