The fellowship programme is awarded as a stipend of US$75,000 in two categories: to a junior scientist for 18-month post-doctoral training, or to a well-established HIV researcher for an eight -month-long professional development training at leading host institutes excelling in HIV-related drug use research.
Post-doctoral training: Junior investigators with a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD) obtained no more than six years before the time of application in the fields of behavioural and social sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics or public health (other disciplines may also be considered) are eligible.
Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent before the start of the fellowship, but not necessarily when applying.
Medical doctors who obtained a MD degree no more than eight years ago and who do not have extended research experience can be allowed to apply to a post-doctoral fellowship.
Professional development training: The fellowship is geared towards well-established HIV or drug use scientists who are no currently active in the field of HIV-related drug use research, with a minimum of seven years’ experience beyond post- doctoral level, and with a documented scientific record that includes peer-reviewed publications.
Applicants must have chosen an appropriate mentor who holds an established post for the duration of the fellowship and has a track record in research and training in HIV and drug use.
Applicants must confirm that the host institute and the mentor can guarantee that space and facilities will be made available for the prospective fellow if he/she is successful in obtaining the fellowship.
Duration: Fellowships must be served continuously for the duration of the award.