Contributing to our center’s mission, CHIPTS Conference Scholarship Program is to provide opportunities and support for early-stage investigators and students to attend HIV-related conferences in efforts to promote science, foster networking, and increase capacity building.    The program will be offered based on funding availability with certain restrictions apply.

The CHIPTS Conference Scholarship Program is currently open for applications until January 23, 2018 AND is offering to cover airfare only to attend the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Massachusetts in March 4-7, 2018.   There is a limited number of scholarships available.

To be eligible, candidates:

  • Must be recommended and sponsored by a CHIPTS faculty member
  • Must provide proof/documentation that he/she has registered and has been accepted to attend CROI (e.g. email confirmation from CROI stating that your registration has been accepted)
  • Must attend a CHIPTS meeting (3/22/18) to share what they learned and to write a one-page summary of their gained experience

Priorities will be given to those who haven’t received scholarship funds from CHIPTS within the last 12 months.  Those who are recommended to receive the scholarship will be asked to complete a short form in order to process the airfare through UCLA Travel.   The scholarship does not cover reimbursement of airfare that has already been booked or pre-paid.

For additional information on how to apply, please contact Uyen Kao, at ukao@mednet.ucla.edu.