TRAVEL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
To Facilitate International Research on HIV/AIDS
The UCLA Center for World Health, with funding from the UCLA AIDS Institute, is accepting applications from investigators for grants that fund travel to foreign countries. The purpose of these grants is to provide opportunities for investigators to travel to countries to engage in collaborations that may instigate and initiate new international HIV research projects.
Funding level: Up to $2,500 per grant. Limit one travel grant per individual in a 12-month period, and limit one travel grant per research project.
There will be 3 submission deadlines each year: February 1, June 1, and October 1.
Applications will be reviewed by the AIDS Institute Leadership Group by email or at the next scheduled Leadership Group meeting. Each Leadership Group member will assign a score of 1 to 5 to each application. Scores will be averaged, with scores closest to 1 being the most favorable.
Applications may be submitted at any time, and will be reviewed at the next grant deadline.
Investigators applying for seed grants must be:
• Faculty, fellow, or graduate student at UCLA, affiliated institution, or collaborating community-based organization
• Focus is on international collaborative research for HIV; goal is to foster development of collaborations between UCLA and in-country institutions.
• The intent of this program is to instigate and initiate new international HIV research projects, rather than to support ongoing research projects.
• Proposals will be evaluated both on the strength of the investigator applicant and on the merits of the research project being explored.
• Clinical, basic science, prevention, behavioral, social, policy, and health services research are all acceptable.
• Travel to attend or present at conferences is not eligible.
• End of project report will be required no later than 6 months after return from travel.
Application letters must be no longer than 3 pages, and must include the following:
• Brief summary of your qualifications and credentials
• Where you will be traveling to (country, area(s) within country)
• Specifics of what you will be doing there
• How this travel will instigate a new international HIV research project
• How this travel and its related research project will leverage new research funding
• What the product(s) or outcome(s) of your work there will be
• Total amount of funding requested
Applications and any questions should be emailed to:
Greg Szekeres, Deputy Director; UCLA Center for World Health: Greg Szekeres [email protected]