HPTN Scholars Program
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is proud to offer a scholarship program for early-career U.S. minority investigators funded through a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The program seeks to increase opportunities for scientists from groups under-represented in HIV prevention research. Successful applicants will be Investigators who have received their terminal degree (MD, PhD, etc.) and want to work with a mentor scientist in the Network to complete a research project based upon an existing HPTN research study.
The HPTN Scholars Program seeks to provide scholar recipients with the knowledge, skills and connections to further their careers as independent investigators in the HIV prevention research field. Scholars will:
- Develop a research project using data from a completed or ongoing HPTN HIV prevention study and complete their scholarship project within the program cycle
- Present the findings of their project at a scientific meeting and submit a manuscript at the end of the scholarship cycle
- Through the experience of the program, Scholars will 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 to two HPTN annual meetings, one other professional or scientific meeting, a mid-year skills building workshop, as well as materials and supplies. Successful applicants will be funded for 18 months, subject to certain restrictions.
For more information about the HPTN Scholars Program, contact Ehamilton@fhi360.org.
An Enriched Research Experience as a HPTN Scholar
Early career scientists are gaining an enriched research and mentorship experience in the HPTN Scholars Program that they say is helping to catapult their career. Now in its fifth year, the HPTN Scholars Program has involved 21 young researchers to date. Read more>>
HPTN, HVTN Host Lecture Series on Clinical Trials
At the HPTN Scholars mid-year workshop, Dr. Tom Fleming delivered an informative lecture series titled, “Key Topics in the Design, Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials.” Dr. Fleming, Professor of Statistics at the University of Washington, is renowned for his work in clinical trials. The lecture series was co-organized by the HPTN Scholars Program and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Watch the lecture series.
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