IUIS-Sponsored Stipends – Apply Now!

October 11, 2018

Application Deadline extended until 15 December 2018

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 an Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology, in the period between March 3 – 6, 2019, in Estancia La Jolla Resort & Spa La Jolla, USA. 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 2019 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.

The GEC Committee will do the selection of candidates for the final 4 awards.
Do not register on line for this course if you are applying for the FOCIS/IUIS support. A brief CV with a list of publications, a statement of purpose outlining how you would benefit from this course and a letter of reference from a professor / mentor must be sent by email to Prof. Narinder Mehra at narin.mehra@gmail.com.

Click here to read more on this course.

Deadline: 15 December 2018

Notification date: 10 January 2019

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