Applications for HIV Research Trust Scholarships for 2010 Are Now Open

This year the International AIDS Society (IAS) is again working with the UK-based HIV Research Trust to promote their 2010 competition for research
training scholarships. These scholarships are for physicians, nurses, scientists, and other health care professionals who are undertaking research
in resource poor settings. 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.
Examples of acquired skills might be clinical trial experience, good clinical trial practice, data and trial management, acquisition of laboratory techniques and analyses, trial nurse skills, statistical expertise, aspects of ethics, economics, education and health behaviour.
The scholarships are usually for a period of 3-6 months depending on the nature of the proposal. Approximately US$1,200 a month will be available to
cover return travel and subsistence while carrying out the research project with an additional sum (maximum US$2,000) to cover consumables and other
additional expenses incurred by the hosting unit.
This year, the top-scoring grantee will also receive a scholarship to attend the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna, Austria.
The IAS encourages eligible persons to consider applying.

Additional information is available on the IAS website at: or on the HIV Research Trust website at

Applications are now open, and close 26 October 2009. All questions regarding the research training scholarships should be directed to the HIV
Research Trust: [email protected]