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Program Eligibility

​​To be eligible to participate in RAPID, you must:

  • Be a research-oriented junior faculty member holding a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD, DO, DVM, or transitioning* post-doctoral scholar
  • Have a background or experience that will broaden the demographics of the biomedical workforce in infectious disease and immunology
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Have a research focus that is centered on infectious diseases or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to this area
  • Not have yet received an independent NIH research award (R01 type or equivalent)

*Transitioning means that you have or will have received a formal faculty appointment by the time the Summer Institute convenes in July 2024.