CIPHER 2019 Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme
CIPHER launched its Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme in 2017 to build and support clinical research leadership in paediatric and adolescent HIV in low- and middle-income countries, particularly high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The programme has four key outcomes:
1. Fellows have increased knowledge and skills in HIV clinical research;
2. Fellows can compete more effectively for international research funding opportunities;
3. Fellows have strengthened relationships with a leading clinical scientist in paediatric HIV and with an institution of excellence in SSA;
4. Priority research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical science are addressed
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019, 18:00 CET
Fellow/mentor pairs submit an applications to the Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme. Awardees will be selected to receive a two-year fellowship of up to US$ 70,000 (US$ 35,000 per year).
Documents to be uploaded:
•Mentor’s curriculum vitae, including publication record in paediatric HIV clinical research;
•Letter of support from Mentor’s and Fellow’s institution (unless the institution is the same);
Research plan, including funding and timeline; IRB approval if available (included in the form);
•Mentorship plan (included in the form).Selection is based on past achievements of the fellow and mentor; support by the host institution.The quality of the research proposed and the mentorship plan. And the potential of the overall proposal to forward the professional development of the fellow.
Fellow’s eligibility criteria:
•The fellow must be a junior investigator with a doctoral degree (PhD) or a doctor of medicine degree (e.g., MD, MBBS or equivalent) of no more than ten years before the application deadline and who has less than five years of relevant research experience.
•Also, The fellow must hold a passport from a country in SSA1.
•The fellow must fulfill one of the following criteria prior to the application submission deadline:o He/she is a clinical/research trainee, at an SSA academic institute or an SSA institute whose primary mission is research.o He/she has a faculty or comparable position (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer, research officer) at an SSA academic institute or an SSA institute whose primary mission is research
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme