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Raising Advancement and Parity for Infectious Disease Researchers

​​​​​​​​Enhancing the Success of Early Career Infectious Disease Researchers

UC San Diego Raising Advancement and Parity for Infectious Disease Researchers (RAPID) program is only one of two national faculty programs sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). 

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The goal of the program is to provide strong mentorship, professional development, and research training to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and postdoctoral scholars transitioning to a faculty position from groups that will broaden the demographics of biomedical workforce in infectious disease and immunology​. 

Pparticipants will choose one of three research tracks to be mentored and trained: 
  1. Host-Pathogen Interactions​
  2. HIV
  3. Global Health & Neglected Infectious Diseases

Participation in the RAPID Program requires a one-year commitment in program participation with the following tentative timeline:

  • Active participation in the Grant Writing Course: The course will tentatively start remotely prior to the in-person Summer Institute I with weekly assignments due in June 2024
  • Attendance at the in-person Summer Institute I held in July 14-19, 2024 in La Jolla, CA (please note the updated Summer Institute I dates)
  • Attendance at the in-person in La Jolla or remote Mid-year Meeting in January 2025​
  • Attendance at the in-person Summer Institute II in July 2025 in La Jolla​

Explore RAPID at UC San Diego

Applications for the 2024-2025 RAPID Program are now closed.