The Dartmouth-Boston University Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) was established in 2003 to provide HIV and tuberculosis research training to physicians, scientists and other health care professionals from Tanzania.
The principal collaborating partner in Tanzania has been the Muhmibili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), and additional collaborations have been established with the National Institute for Medical Research and the Ministry of Health. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, The Dartmouth Institute, and the Boston University School of Public Health offer masters and doctoral level degree training in basic science research, epidemiology, health sciences research, and pharmacology.
In Tanzania the Dartmouth-BU Fogarty program sponsors selected degree programs at MUHAS and offers 1-3 day conferences and workshops on issues on HIV and tuberculosis. Short term training in a variety of HIV- and TB-related topics is also offered. A south-south research collaboration known as the Fogarty-East African TB Consortium (FEAT) was established in 2010 in collaboration with the Georgia-Case Western Reserve AITRP in Uganda. Application for programs is competitive based on submitted applications, recommendations and personal interviews.