Funding Opportunity from IUIS and FOCIS for Young Immunologists from the Developing World

September 27, 2023Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, Gender Equality Committee (GEC)

Application deadline: November 1, 2023, in order to allow time for the US visa for selected participants.

Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology
4 – 7 February 2024
La Jolla, California USA

The IUIS Gender Equality and Career Development Committee (GEC) in collaboration with the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) will co-sponsor 4 trainees from the developing world to attend the course. IUIS will pay for a travel bursary of up to USD 2,000 maximum, while FOCIS will cover for registration, 4 night’s accommodation and meals during the course. Additional expenses, if any will be the responsibility of the selected participant.

Previous experience indicates that the initiative has been very successful and the students have really appreciated the opportunity provided. Applications are now invited for the 2024 course. Interested candidates should possess sufficient background of immunology and comprehension of English to benefit maximally from the Advanced Course.

Prominent speakers will lecture on topics in cellular and molecular immunology, innate immunity, B and T cells, dendritic cells, cytokines and mucosal immunity. Special sessions will cover autoimmune, allergic and immunodeficiency diseases, as well as new advance in transplant and 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 rooms. 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 emphasis on human disease.

Please visit the following website for further details about the course, schedule, speakers, and presentation titles.

Do not register for the course. The GEC Committee will do the selection of candidates for the four awards and forward their recommendation to FOCIS. Interested candidates should email i) brief CV with the list of publications in indexed journals, ii) a letter outlining how you would benefit from this course and iii) a letter of reference from the supervisor or mentor to Prof. Dr. Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli (paola.castagnoli@gmail.com) and Prof. Dr. Hannes Stockinger (hannes.stockinger@meduniwien.ac.at).

Application deadline: Wednesday November 1, 2023 in order to allow time for the US visa for selected participants.

Notification of awards: Friday November 17, 2023.

The awardees only will be notified by November 17, 2023.

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