Scholarship Description: The International AIDS Society (IAS) is now accepting the application for its CIPHER Research Grant Programme. The grant is available for research projects that address priority research gaps in paediatric HIV.
The aim of the grant is to attract early-stage investigators – from inside and outside the field of HIV research – to address critical research questions while providing a unique opportunity for professional development.
About University: The International AIDS Society (IAS) is an association of HIV professionals, with 16,000 members from 196 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. IAS members include researchers from all disciplines, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic, as well as policy and programme planners.
Degree Level: Grant is available to pursue research.
Available Subject: Grant is awarded in the field of paediatric HIV.
Scholarship Benefits: Grant will cover the following:
- The Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) grant offers early-stage investigators up to $75,000 each for up to two years of research.
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- The principal investigator (PI) must be an early-stage investigator, i.e., an individual who obtained her/his terminal research degree (e.g., PhD, MD followed by research training or MBBS) less than 10 years before the application deadline.
- The PI must serve for the first time as primary PI. Primary PIs who previously received a non-training research grant exceeding US$ 30,000 are not eligible.
- The PI must fulfil one of the following criteria prior to the submission deadline for the LOI:
- He/she is a clinical/research trainee (e.g., fellow, senior resident) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research.
- He/she has a faculty or comparable position (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research
- .He/she has an established position at an organization with adequate research infrastructure to undertake the proposed research activities.
- The research project should demonstrate the potential to contribute to the optimization of HIV diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care of infants, children and adolescents affected by HIV in resource-limited settings by responding to identified research gaps (see list below).
- Applications are encouraged from any country, but preference (approximately 80%) will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) according to the World Bank classification.
- The PI must choose a mentor with relevant expertise in paediatric HIV research (a mentorship plan and letter of commitment from the mentor will be requested from each shortlisted applicant invited to submit a full proposal).
- The budget should reflect that at least 80% of the direct grant expenses will be spent in LMICs.
Eligible Nationalities: Applications are encouraged from any country, but preference (approximately 80%) will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) according to the World Bank classification.
Application Procedure: Applicants can apply via online:
Deadline: The application deadline is October 27, 2017.