Announcement of a New “Travel for Expertise” Travel Grant Program

April 23, 2020Gender Equality Committee (GEC)

THE INAUGURAL YEAR SUPPORT WILL BE GIVEN TO PROPOSALS RELATED TO COVID-19

IUIS Committee on Gender Equality (GEC) is announcing a new travel grant: Travel for Expertise.

Three to five grants will be awarded to applicants from developing countries to travel internationally to laboratories fighting COVID-19 to learn special techniques or use special instrumentations for their ongoing or soon to begin COVID-19 projects.

The grants will provide $2,000 for travel and $500 per week for living expenses for two weeks (with a possible third week if justified in the proposal).  Eligible applicants are PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows involved or expected to be involved in COVID-19 research upon return to their institutions.

Applications are due by June 30, 2020.  They should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Two-page description of the project for which additional expertise is needed
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter from the supervisor of the home institution
  • Letter from the head of the host lab agreeing to host and train the applicant 

Examples of eligible projects include preclinical and clinical work on COVID-19 vaccines, development of immunological assays, understanding and targeting of inflammatory pathways, ageing and immunity, anti-viral immunity, immune modulation and other innovative immune approaches to understanding, diagnosing and treating COVID-19.

Applicants interested in this opportunity should immediately contact laboratories of interest to secure their agreement in time for the application deadline.

Please address your application to Prof. Narinder Mehra at narin.mehra@gmail.com

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