International AIDS Society (IAS) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) joint fellowship programme encouraging HIV and drug use research
Added: December 7, 2012
The International AIDS Society (IAS) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are proud to announce the fifth round of the IAS-NIDA Fellowship Programme. The application for the 2013 round will be open from 8 December 2012 to 10 February 2013. The IAS-NIDA Fellowship Programme aims at contributing to the scientific understanding of drug use and HIV while fostering international research collaborations.
The fellowship programme is awarded as a stipend of US$ 75,000 in two categories: to a junior scientist for 18-month post-doctoral training, or to a well-established HIV researcher for an eight-month-long professional development training at leading host institutes excelling in HIV-related drug use research. Applications from a wide range of disciplines will be accepted.
All fellows are required to choose a mentor at an institution different from their current institution. The mentor must hold an established post for the duration of the fellowship and have a track record in research and training in HIV and drug use. To facilitate the application process and to encourage international candidates, IAS and NIDA are providing a list of potential mentors including descriptions of their research interests. This list is intended to help prospective fellows choose a mentor in their field of interest, but fellows are not required to select a mentor from this list.
Fellows will be selected by April 2013, a nd will be invited to the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013), which will be held from 30 June to 3 July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Selected fellows will be officially awarded at the conference and will have the opportunity to participate in a training and networking programme. Visit the IAS Website for more information.