Scholarship

Through generous donations, the following 28 scholarship recipients have been provided with support to attend the STI & HIV 2019 World Congress. Thank you to the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA), the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI), International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR), and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).

 

Funded by a full scholarship from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA):

  • Raphael Ondondo, Kenya
  • Beatriz Paiatto, Brazil

 

 

Funded by a full scholarship from the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI):

  • Anthony Ajayi, South Africa
  • Natsayi Chimbindi, South Africa
  • Liza Coyer, Netherlands
  • Douglas Gaitho, Kenya
  • Lorraine McDonagh, United Kingdom
  • Avid Mohammadi, Canada

 

Funded by a full scholarship from the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Foundation:

  • Adebola Adejimi, Nigeria
  • Iyaloo Konstantinus, Namibia
  • YiQiao Li, Canada
  • Ismaël Maatouk, Lebanon
  • Charlotte Peters, Netherlands
  • Laura H Thompson, Canada

 

Funded by a full scholarship from the BASHH – ISSTDR (ISON) Scholarships:

  • Ling Yuan Kong, United Kingdom
  • Diarmuid Nugent, United Kingdom

 

Funded by a partial scholarship from the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Foundation:

  • Brian van der Veer, Netherlands
  • Louis MacGregor, United Kingdom

 

Funded by a partial scholarship from the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI):

  • Uma Chaudhry, India

 

Partial travel bursaries provided by BASHH:

  • Sophie Candfield, United Kingdom
  • Jessica Doctor, United Kingdom
  • Deborah Goode, United Kingdom
  • Emma Wallis, United Kingdom

 

Funded by a STI & HIV 2019 World Congress Scholarship:

  • Jonathan Gootenberg, United States
  • Smarajit Jana, India
  • Primrose Matambanadzo, Zimbabwe
  • Mark Pakianathan, United Kingdom
  • Pachara Sirivongrangson, Thailand

The application deadline for all scholarships was January 25, 2019 (23:59PST). The Online Submission System is now closed. Please note that all scholarship applicants have been notified of the result of their applications via the email used to submit the application. If you did not receive a notification regarding your scholarship application, please contact stihiv2019-speakers at icsevents.com.  

ISSTDR Fellowships

Eligibility:

Recipients will be outstanding early career researchers, typically advanced in their PhD candidature or within five years of receiving their PhD (or equivalent). Through their CV, applicants will need to demonstrate a strong record of research achievements, including first-author, high impact publications and award of research funding.

Supporting Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Must have abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Congress

Benefits:

  • Fellowship Certificate – presented in the Closing Session of the Congress
  • Complimentary Congress Registration
  • Fixed amount to assist with travel and accommodation expenses (max. $3,000 CAD)
BASHH (Ison) Fellowship

Eligibility:

This Fellowship was initiated at the London meeting in 2009 and is limited to UK researchers working in a microbiology field. The recipient will be an outstanding early career research microbiologist.

Supporting Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Must have abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Congress
  • Must be from the UK

Benefits:

  • Fellowship Certificate – presented in the Closing Session of the Congress
  • Complimentary Congress Registration
  • Fixed amount to assist with travel and accommodation expenses (maximum £2,000)
STI & HIV 2019 Congress Scholarships

Eligibility:

These awards will be made to PhD or Masters students and clinical trainees who have an oral abstract accepted for the Congress. Numbers will depend on availability of funds and sponsors’ requirements, but scholarships will be awarded in order of merit. Applicants will be required to produce evidence of their student enrolment or clinical trainee status. Factors that will be considered will include:

  1. Abstract score
  2. Studying or training in a low- or middle-income country (but not exclusively)
  3. Quotas and qualities required by sponsors

Supporting Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of student or clinical trainee status
  • Must have abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Congress

Benefits:

  • Fellowship Certificate – presented in the Closing Session of the Congress
  • Fixed amount to cover complimentary Congress registration
  • Selected applicants will receive additional funds to help cover travel and accommodation expenses (maximum $3,000 CAD)

Please note: Prior to the final award of a Scholarship/Fellowship, recipients will need to provide proof of attainment of any needed visas required for travel to Vancouver Canada.

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