HIV research scholarship program

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is offering a scholarship program for early-career investigators. The HPTN Scholars Program seeks to increase opportunities for scientists from groups under-represented in HIV prevention research. For the international version of the program, current MD, PhD, and MBChB students may apply, along with individuals having already graduated with their terminal degree. 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.

Scholars will:

  • Develop a research project and complete it within the program cycle
  • Present the findings and submit a manuscript
  • Become knowledgeable of the process of doing research in NIH-funded HIV networks and have the opportunity to build their research networks within the context of the HPTN

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.

Initial proposal drafts are due 18 November 2016. Full applications due 2 December 2016.

For more information about the HPTN Scholars Programs, contact

More general program information is available on the HPTN website.

More specific information about the international program component and the application documents, are available here.