Top HIV scientists for Global Fellows Research Academy workshop

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Around 25 talented early- to mid-career investigators and clinical scientists who are conducting HIV research in developing countries will be awarded fellowships to attend a Global Fellows Research Academy to be held in South Africa in late May.

The deadline for applications to the Research Academy is 9 April 2017.

The interactive three-day workshop from 29-31 May 2017 is being organised by the Towards an HIV Cure initiative of the International AIDS Society, in partnership with Sidaction of France and the South African Department of Science and Technology.

The Academy will award fellowships to approximately 25 talented early to mid-career investigators and clinical scientists who are conducting HIV research in developing countries to participate in the interactive three-day workshop.

The workshop faculty will comprise internationally renowned scientists from across the world, led by Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, 2008 Nobel Prize Laureate for the discovery of HIV.


The workshop objectives are to:

  • Provide training on state-of-the-art HIV cure research, based on the IAS Global Scientific Strategy: Towards an HIV Cure 2016and current global undertakings in the field.
  • Improve and reinforce practical tools and methodology to pursue or engage in HIV remission research.
  • Provide a unique opportunity for the selected fellows to engage and discuss with leaders in the field of HIV cure research with a view to facilitating research collaborations in the search for an HIV cure or remission.

The selection criteria are designed to ensure the Academy builds on the candidate scientists’ capacity by providing them with an environment for national and international scientific collaboration and exchange, while ensuring maximum impact on their own careers and on the field of HIV cure research.

The selection committee will therefore take into account the candidates’ current field of research and their affiliation to an institution or university in a developing country.

All applicants will be notified of their status by 21 April 2017.

Global Fellows Research Academy workshop notice

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