Basic and Clinical Funding Opportunities – passed deadlines

September 23, 2014Gender Equity Committee (GEC)

The IUIS and its partners offer the following opportunities to receive finincial support for their individual development in immunological science.

(Please note, the deadline for these applications have passed)


Scholarship for the 11th Spring School on Immunology, 8th to 13th March 2015, Ettal, Bavaria, Germany

Every year in spring the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) hosts the ‘Spring School on Immunology’ in Ettal, Bavaria. In the intimate setting of an old cloister, 60 doctoral students and 25 lectureres, experts in their field, come together to discuss the latest developments in immunology.

Deadline: November 30, 2014


The 4th NIF Winter School on Advanced Immunology by Singapore Immunology Network /Immunology Frontier Research Center will be held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, from 18-23 January 2015


25 international travel fellowships will be given by the organizers, including 4 IUIS awards for students of the developing world.


Funding Opportunity from the IUIS and FOCIS


The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) announces the 2015 FOCIS Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology at the Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, February 8-12, 2015.

The IUIS Education Committee in collaboration with FOCIS will co-sponsor 3 trainees from the developing world to attend this course. IUIS will pay for a travel bursary of $2,000 US maximum, while FOCIS will pay for registration, 4-night accommodation and meals during the conference. Additional expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

This initiative has been very successful in the last 6 years and students really appreciated. The candidates should have sufficient scientific background and comprehension of English to benefit maximally from the Advanced Course. Prominent speakers will lecture on topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including innate immunity, B & T cells, and cytokines. Special sessions will cover new advances in clinical immunology and the molecular and genetic basis of immune-mediated diseases. There will be ample opportunity for attendees to interact with the faculty inside and outside the lecture room. The target audience includes clinical fellows in disciplines related to immunology (such as rheumatology, allergy, infectious disease, oncology and transplantation) and graduate students and fellows doing basic research with an emphasis on human disease.

Go the following website to find out more about the course, schedule, speakers, and presentation titles.

The Education Committee will do the selection of candidates for the 3 awards.

Do not register on line for this course, if you are applying for the FOCIS/IUIS support. A brief CV, a letter outlining how you would benefit from this course and a letter of reference from a professor or mentor must be sent by email to: Dr Michelle Letarte, Chair of the IUIS Education Committee <>

Deadline: December 1, 2014, in order to allow time for USA VISA.

Only the awardees will be notified, and by December 20th.


Fellowships for attending the EFIS-EJI Ruggero Ceppellini Advanced School of Immunology

The Education and Gender Equality and Career Development Committees of IUIS will sponsor up to four fellowships for graduate students or young scientists from the developing world to attend an advanced course of the Ruggero Ceppellini Advanced School of Immunology.

The course is entitled: “The Maternal Immune System in Pregnancy” and will be held 7 – 9 December 2014 in Castellammare di Stabia (near Naples), under the direction of Drs Ashley Moffett and Francesco Colucci (University of Cambridge UK).
Information and application form are provided on the website.

Applications should be sent to Effe Erre Congressi, e-mail:, as indicated on the website.

Selection of the candidates will be carried out by the course organizers.
See the attached poster for information:

Maternal Poster 2014


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