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Mark Wainberg was a great colleague and active Trustee. His contribution to HIV research, advocacy and his mentorship for so many young researchers across the globe has made genuine differences to so many lives. We will miss his tremendous support, input and encouragement.
HIV Research Trust Scholarships

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.

The support is in the form of financial awards allowing the scholar to undertake a placement or course of a few months’ duration intended to cover course or placement costs, travel, consumables and living expenses. The scholarships are awarded competitively based on 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 analysis, cell and molecular biology. The HIV Research Trust aims to support a broad mix of disciplines. All aspects of research related to HIV infection and its consequences are eligible including clinical care, basic and applied biology, epidemiology, psychological, ethical, economic, educational and societal aspects. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship click here to find out more about the application process.

* When considering if support can be granted, the HIV Research Trust uses information provided by the World Bank

2017 Timeline

  • Application for 2018 scholarships opens 1 September 2017
  • Online application closes 20 October 2017
  • 2018 scholarships announced late December 2017



If you are interested in applying for a scholarship find out more below:



The scholarships are for health care professionals in early/mid-career who are located in resource-limited settings from low-income and lower-middle-income countries working in the field of HIV infection. Read more to see if you are eligible.