Centres of excellence throughout the world have hosted scholars across various areas of research in HIV including clinical care, clinical trial and data management, epidemiology, infection and laboratory techniques. The preference is for applicants to receive training in recognised centres in other resource-limited countries but travel to other areas is not excluded. The scholarships provide support for travel, living expenses including accommodation, and may provide support for laboratory expenses at the institution to be visited. The usual period of support is 2-6 months. The maximum sum awarded is £8,000 or equivalent value.