The UIC AITRP is funded by the John E. Fogarty International Center under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program also receives supplementary funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
UIC's AITRP is designed to build long-term scientific capacities that help to address the AIDS epidemic in Chile, China, Indonesia, and Malawi. It involves collaboration between the UIC School of Public Health, the UIC College of Nursing, and key institutional partners in the four countries: The Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Peking University Health Science Center, The University of Malawi, and Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia.
The Program focuses on the countries of Chile, China, Indonesia, and Malawi as training sites because of the gravity of the AIDS epidemic in each area, the need for clinical and behavioral science research to meet this increasing need, and the presence of existing collaborative relationships with the proposed partners upon which to build and sustain a research infrastructure in each country.