case western reserve university

Center for
AIDS Research


Case CFAR Minority HIV Research Training Program (MHRTP)

Program Overview:

The MHRTP focuses on recruiting and training underrepresented minority research trainees to expand the pool of researchers in the HIV/AIDS field. The program offers research-training opportunities to qualified minority undergraduate students or recent graduates who are members of an underrepresented group in biomedical and behavioral research careers. Participants in the MHRTP benefit from early exposure to HIV science, continuous research training and faculty mentoring.

How to Apply:

Prospective candidates will submit the online application along with their CV or resume, transcripts and two letters of reference by the deadline date. Possible candidates will have a record of being in good standing at a current University, or be a recent graduate from an accredited university. They must also be a US citizen, non-citizen national or carry a green-card. The applicants must be an underrepresented minority student/person.*

*Underrepresented Minorities are those who self-identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native, black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.

Program Organization for the 2014 participants:
  • Participants will work on projects for 8 weeks in the summer.
  • A $3500 stipend will be allotted to each participant. This will be distributed on a monthly basis, $1750 each month.
  • Up to $1000 additional is available to be applied towards travel to and from Cleveland, or towards on-campus housing. (restrictions apply)
  • Successful applicants will be assigned to a Case CFAR faculty member.
  • The CFAR Outreach Coordinator will help find faculty to work with student during this time period.
  • Faculty will decide the specific project requirements.
  • The candidate will be offered a survey at the end of their term to fill out regarding their experience.
  • Candidate is required to write a brief report 1-3 pages outlining their research project.
  • Final report can contain the following information:
      Define your research project

      Experience you gained from the program

      Personal growth you experienced from the program

      Experiences outside the program while at Case Western Reserve University

Application Deadline:

The CWRU/UHCMC CFAR is currenlty accepting applications for the summer 2014 Minority HIV Research Training Program (MHRTP). Applications will be due by Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:00p.m. EST. Applicants that are accepted into the summer 2014 program will be notified mid-April.

For more information on the MHRTP, please contact Brinn Omabegho, or call (216)368-0271.

A copy of the application may be obtained by clicking here.
For a complete list of CFAR members, please click here.

Past CFAR MHRTP Participants:

Sharita Hill (2013)

Calvin Nash (2010) and Jordan Brown (2012)

Poster Presentation
2012 Summer Program Poster Session Abstract Book