APA HIV/AIDS Cyber Mentors/Proteges

The American Psychological Association (APA) Office on AIDS is currently seeking qualified mentors and mentees to participate in a two-year, distance-learning, mentorship program designed to prepare doctoral-level behavioral and social scientists for careers as independent researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS and communities of color. The deadline for application materials is June 15, 2009. This one year old program called the Cyber Mentor Program (http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/cyber_mentors.html ), funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), utilizes state-of-the-art, distance-learning technologies (e.g., webcasts, online classrooms, etc.) to assist mentees achieve three major goals: develop and implement a career development plan focused on building the capacity to conduct independent research in the area of HIV/AIDS and communities of color; conceptualize, draft, and submit a high-quality research application to an appropriate NIH funding mechanism; and, establish a mutually supportive network of professional colleagues with common research interests.

Click Here for Mentor Application Information:  http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/mentor.html  

Click Here for Mentee Application Information: http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/mentee.html

For further information please contact: Umra Omar (Email: uomar@apa.org )

Telephone: 202.218.3596


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