Money contributed from the success of the congress has had the potential to make a truly significant impact amongst a far wider need internationally already having enabled some 165 individuals to pursue a significant lifetime training objective.
Founded in 2002 The HIV Research Trust is a charitable foundation that provides financial support to physicians, nurses, scientists and other health care professionals in resource-limited settings from low-income and lower-middle-income countries working in the field of HIV infection. The Trust supports early/mid-career researchers providing Scholarships which are usually for a few months’ duration and cover course fees, travel, living expenses and consumables. The Scholarships are awarded competitively following a peer-review process on an annual basis. They are designed to enable the candidate to travel to another research unit to learn skills and techniques which should develop the candidate’s career and, on return to the home institution, add to the capacity of the department to carry out research related to treatment and prevention.
Examples of skills and techniques that may be acquired are: clinical management; clinical trial experience and practice, data and trial management; statistical expertise; acquisition of laboratory techniques and analyses; cell and molecular biology.
The application period for scholarships for 2016 has now closed. In September 2016 applications will be invited for 2017 projects. Please visit the HIV Research Trust website to sign up for updates and receive notices about the application process: www.hivresearchtrust.org.uk