Fogarty HIV Research Training Program

Phil Sebogodi working in the lab
Phil Sebogodi, 2015 Fogarty Fellow from Botswana, photo Justin Ide/Harvard News Office

The goal of the Fogarty HIV Research Training Program is to train people from low- and middle-income countries to conduct HIV-related research on the evolving HIV epidemics in their home countries.

Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fogarty has provided support for HIV research training programs for 25 years. HAI has been a proud participant in the program since its inception.

Through Fogarty Fellowships, researchers and healthcare workers come to Harvard to train in HIV/AIDS research techniques and procedures. Past participants have come from Botswana, Senegal, Tanzania, China, Nigeria, Thailand, India, Kenya, and Mexico. Training takes place in the Essex Lab or elsewhere on campus.

Fellows train in a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, biostatistics, immunology, molecular biology, virology and behavioral sciences. To qualify, applicants must have worked in AIDS-related research programs in their home countries and demonstrate a sincere intention to return home following their training program.