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HPTN Scholars

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) offers two scholarship programs for early-career investigators funded through a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The HPTN Scholars Program now includes two components: a domestic (U.S.) program and an international program.

Main Areas of Focus

  • To increase opportunities for scientists from groups under-represented in HIV prevention research

Support Services

  • Scholars are provided funding to cover a portion of their time (typically ~ 10-30%) and expenses including travel and research materials/supplies. Successful applicants will be funded for 18 months, subject to certain restrictions.

Who Can Use This Resource

  • In the domestic program, successful applicants will be:
    • Investigators who have received their terminal degree (M.D., Ph.D., etc)
    • Citizens or permanent U.S. residents who are members of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority communities, and/or of minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity
  • In the international program, successful applicants will be:
    • Current M.D., Ph.D., and MBChB students or individuals having already graduated with their terminal degree
    • Members of disadvantaged communities and/or come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or of minority sexual orientation, minority gender identity, or from high-risk populations
  • In both programs, applicants should desire to work with a mentor scientist in the network to complete a research project based upon an existing HPTN research study.

How To Get Started

  • Read the full eligibility criteria on the HPTN Scholars website.
Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017