CROI invites undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of HIV science and medicine to apply for a New Investigator Scholarship.
The awards are limited and highly selective, and may include:
- Up to US $750 (US/Canada) and US $1300 (international) for transportation to and from the conference, using the lowest fare for economy air or train travel
- Waived conference registration fee
- Access to discounted hotel rates during the conference
Scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the abstract, application, and letter of recommendation. New Investigator Scholarship recipients must be the presenting author of an accepted abstract.
All scholarship awardees are required to attend the full conference, including the Program Committee Workshop for New Investigators and Trainees. At the close of the conference, awardees must have completed the daily and overall conference evaluations.
If a scholarship recipient does not believe that she or he may be able to commit to attend the entire conference, she or he can choose 1 of the following 3 options:
- Adjust other conflicting commitments, attend the full conference, and maintain the scholarship
- Forfeit the scholarship, pay the full current registration fee, present their work, and not be required to attend the full conference
- Choose not to attend the conference and assign a coauthor to present the work at the conference
Please note: Effective as of CROI 2017, New Investigator Scholarship recipients are limited to 3 awards total (including scholarships for past conferences).
How to Apply
The submission period for scholarship will open on August 28, 2019 and close on September 26, 2019. Scholarship award dispositions will be emailed on or about November 14, 2019.
Scholarship recipients must book travel through the CROI travel agency, Altour, by completing an IAS-USA Airfare Request form. For any questions, you may contact Altour at 888-669-8291 (US). Any travel cost in excess of the scholarship award or travel not booked through the CROI travel agency is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient and must be paid at the time of booking. Unless otherwise specified in the scholarship award, scholarship recipients are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the airport or train station and for any luggage fees.
Discounted hotel rates are available to scholarship awardees and the rates displayed on the CROI housing website are the discounted rates. Unless otherwise specified in the scholarship award, New Investigator Scholarship awardees are responsible for the cost of their hotel and all attendees must book a hotel through the CROI Registration and Housing system.
Scholarship awardees will not be reimbursed for expenses. In lieu of reimbursement, scholarship awardees will be awarded a specified limit for their air, rail, or bus travel expenses. Any travel cost in excess of the scholarship award or travel not booked through the CROI travel agency is the responsibility of the scholarship awardee and must be paid at the time of booking. Unless otherwise specified in the scholarship award, scholarship awardees are responsible for the cost of their hotel.