International AIDS Society

HIV Research Trust - Scholarships 2015

Applications Open 1st September 2014

This year the IAS is again working with the UK-based HIV Research Trust to promote their 2015 awards for research training Scholarships. These Scholarships are for physicians, nurses, scientists and other healthcare professionals from low-income and lower-middle income countries undertaking research in resource poor settings working in the field of HIV infection. The award is used to develop a candidate's career and, on return to the home institution, add to the capacity of their department to carry out research related to treatment and prevention.

All aspects of research related to HIV infection and its consequences are eligible for support. Examples of acquired skills are; clinical management, clinical trial experience and practice, data and trial management, statistical expertise, acquisition of laboratory techniques and analyses, cell and molecular biology. We encourage research applications concerning psychological, ethical, economic, educational and societal aspects of HIV infection.

The Scholarships provide support for travel, living expenses including accommodation and may provide support for the laboratory expenses at the institution to be visited. The preference is for applicants to receive training in recognised centres in other resource-poor countries but travel to other areas is not excluded if there is satisfactory justification for this. The usual period of support is 2-6 months and the maximum sum awarded is £10,000.

Information is available on the HIV Research Trust website at

Applications open 1st September and close on the 13th October 2014.