AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship Mentoring Program

The AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship is recruiting experts and professionals to mentor our second cohort of the AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship. This fellowship will engage a group of early-career researchers from underrepresented populations to actively participate in biomedical research that involves the use of AI/ML methodologies on biomedical health records.


The AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship Mentoring Program is to connect current Research Fellowship Cohort 2 fellows with an AIM-AHEAD Mentors and provide the fellows with field expertise.


All Research Fellows in Cohort 2 will have one AIM-AHEAD Mentor who will be chosen through the AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship Mentoring Program. The AIM-AHEAD Mentors will be chosen from a pool of AIM-AHEAD Mentor applicants. The AIM-AHEAD Mentor Pool Application will be open from October 2, 2023, - October 13, 2023. All selected mentors should be notified by October 27, 2023.

Why Mentor?

Earn up to $10K
Learn New Perspectives
Access Resources for Yourself and Peers
Gain Professional Tools
Inspire the Next Generation of Researchers

Eligibility Criteria for AIM-AHEAD Mentors:

  • Expertise in (AI/ML or statistical analysis or EHR analysis expertise) and/or clinical, Social determinants of health expertise.
  • Prior Mentorship experience
  • Can come from different sectors such as industry, non-profit organizations, healthcare organizations, faith-based institutions, or academic institutions.


Expectations for AIM-AHEAD Mentors:

  • Mentors will make time and effort commitment towards mentorship of the mentee.
  • Mentors will facilitate access to expertise to conduct the work
  • Mentors will have monthly communication between AIM-AHEAD Mentors and Institutional Mentors (if any)
    Mentors will attend mandatory month Research Fellowship Meetings.
  • Mentors will attend monthly check-in with the mentees for research progress and review mentee’s monthly progress report.
  • Mentors will provide mentees in field expertise and advice.
  • Mentors will have weekly communication between with
  • Mentees and will add goals and task for mentee.
  • AIM-AHEAD Mentors will receive a stipend of $10,000 as allowed by their institutional policy.

Terms and Conditions for AIM-AHEAD Mentors:

The Terms and Conditions will include the benefits and responsibilities that the mentors agree to when they accept the AIM-AHEAD mentor role.

  • Mentors should have Ph.D., MD or equivalent qualification (such as PharmD., DNP, or Dr.PH) or very strong expertise in (AI/ML or statistical analysis or EHR analysis expertise) and/or clinical, Social determinants of health expertise.
  • Mentors will submit a W9, EFT, and signed contract.
  • Mentors should be associated with an organization (educational institution, private sector, community organization, etc.). Mentors cannot be individuals without an organizational affiliation.
  • Mentors will have no conflict of interest with AIM-AHEAD. A conflict of interest would be individuals that are AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship Stakeholders, and current individuals that work with AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center for the Research Fellowship.
  • AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center members selected as AIM-AHEAD mentors should consult with their institutions about COI and acceptance of payment.
  • Mentors will be in good standing with their organization.
  • Mentors cannot have Mentees that are from the same institution/organization.
  • Mentors will include a 10K stipend benefits paid in two equal installments; first installment at mid-year and the second installment at the end of the year.
  • Mentor will adhere to AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center policies, termination, non-compliant agreements, and these terms & conditions.
  • AIM-AHEAD MPIs can participate as AIM-AHEAD mentors but will not receive the mentor’s stipend per NIH requirements.


  1. Go to
  2. Click “Login to Get Started”
  3. Now, you have landed in the AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship 2022 program. Click the “Apply to become an AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship Mentor” button to apply to be an AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship Mentor.
  4. Complete the “Mentor Expertise Self Assessment” and click “Submit”
  5. Review the Terms & Conditions and click “Agree & Confirm”
  6. You have now completed your application to be a mentor for an AIM-AHEAD Research Fellow. If you are selected, you will receive an email from AIM-AHEAD Connect indicating that a fellow has requested mentorship from you. All selected mentors should be notified by 10/27/2023. Please make sure to check your Junk/Spam folder during this time.

Deadline to Apply: October 13, 2023


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