Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course

Scholarship Application

The 2021 Scholarship Application is open.

Click here to complete the scholarship application.

All applications must be submitted online via the link provided above. Applications received via email will not be considered.

complete scholarship application consists of the following components:

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Completed general application
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Institutional support form


Letter of Recommendation

  • From  a current or past supervisor, instructor or professor who can speak to your experience in HIV/STI and your related career goals.
  • Must be emailed directly to by the applicant or the recommender

Institutional Support Form – Form Linked Here

  • From your employer/organization giving permission that if you are awarded a scholarship, they will approve the time necessary to attend
  • Should also mention any financial support they can/cannot offer in conjunction to a scholarship
  • Must be submitted by the employer/organization and emailed directly to

Scholarship applications are reviewed by the Course Directors. All pieces must be received by the scholarship application deadline of May 14, 2021.

Incomplete applications that do not include both applications and supporting pieces will not be considered.

Notification of scholarship award will be sent via email on May 28, 2021. Those who apply for a scholarship will be reviewed for general course acceptance as well, and will be notified if they have been accepted to participate but not granted a scholarship.

A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year to help cover the costs of course tuition, travel, and accommodations for highly qualified students without the resources available to participate. Scholarships may include:

  • course tuition waiver
  • course tuition waiver, plus accommodation* and meals for the duration of the course – NOT APPLICABLE FOR VIRTUAL COURSE
  • course tuition waiver, plus accommodation* and meals for the duration of the course, plus travel support – NOT APPLICABLE FOR VIRTUAL COURSE

*Accommodation is provided for a double-occupancy room with a person of the same sex. Scholarship awardees who have preference for a single-occupancy room will be responsible for paying the additional fee (approximately USD $480 – difference subject to change) on their own. – NOT APPLICABLE FOR VIRTUAL COURSE

We usually award several international and several domestic scholarships per year. Scholarship recipients will be selected by Course Directors and are awarded based on evidence of merit and commitment to STI/HIV research, with consideration of the country of origin and type of organization.

Scholarship selection is very competitive, so we recommend that prospective participants seek external resources to attend the course whenever possible.