Scholars are provided funding to cover expenses and a portion of their time (typically 10-30%) and expenses, including travel to two HPTN annual meetings, one other professional or scientific meeting, a skills-building workshop, as well as materials and supplies. Regarding eligibility, please note that domestic Scholar applicants must:
- Be a US citizen or permanent U.S. resident who is a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group whose representation in science education or employment remains less than their representation in the U.S. population (which combined account for about a third of the U.S. population ages 18–64). Individuals in these underrepresented minority communities are comprised of the following racial or ethnic minority groups: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives. (Source: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report). Individuals from communities who are also of minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Have experience and/or substantial potential in conducting research with populations at risk in the U.S.
- Have technical background suitable to become involved in a substantial component of the HPTN science agenda.
- Demonstrate plans to work with and be mentored by an investigator actively involved in HPTN research, based at an independent institution or at the Central Resources of the HPTN.
- Have the support of their host academic institutions that would allow them the time to participate in the mentored research program, and to travel as required to work with their mentor and to key HPTN meetings.
- Be within 10 years of graduation with such a terminal degree, first postdoctoral fellowship, or first medical residency at the time applications are due.
- Develop a project idea that is linked with an approved HPTN study before applying to the program. The following studies are available for Scholars to use: HPTN 037, HPTN 039, HPTN 043, HPTN 052, HPTN 058, HPTN 063, HPTN 061, HPTN 064, HPTN 065, HPTN 066, HPTN 067, HPTN 068, HPTN 069, HPTN 071, HPTN 073, HPTN 074, HPTN 075, HPTN 077, HPTN 078, or HPTN 082. Please note that this list changes from year to year. Please note that this list changes from year to year. Please include a working title and references. Be certain that your mentor was somehow involved with your study of choice.
The HPTN Scholars Program is not currently accepting applications.
HPTN Regional Meeting Presentations (October 2017)
- The HPTN Scholars Program: History - Sten Vermund
- The HPTN Scholars Program: Enabling Independent Investigators in the HIV Prevention Research Field - Linda-Gail Bekker