The International AIDS Society (IAS), with the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), offers a research fellowship programme focusing on HIV and drug use, with the goal of contributing to advances in the scientific understanding of illicit drug use and HIV, while fostering multinational research on HIV and drug use.

This fellowship programme consists of two awards: US$75,000 to be awarded to a junior scientist for 18-months post-doctoral training and US$75,000 to be awarded to a well-established HIV researcher for eight-month long professional development training, both at leading institutes excelling in research in the HIV-related drug use field.

The two initial fellowships were awarded at the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2009), which took place in Cape Town, South Africa on 19-22 July 2009. In 2010, five fellowships were awarded in conjunction with the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria on 18-23 July 2010.

In 2011, up to four fellowships will be granted at the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011), to be held in Rome, Italy on 17-20 July 2011.

We are hoping to reach a maximum number of potential candidates and we are requesting your help in the following ways:

  1. Please distribute the attached flyer through your networks and to eligible applicants at your institution.
  2. Please advise us on specific networks we should be aware of in promoting this fellowship programme.

The online application will be opened on the IAS website from 8 December 2010 until 10 February 2011. For more information about the fellowship programme, please click here.