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Student/Postdoc Travel Stipend Program

The Developmental Core of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is offering travel stipends to graduate/medical students, postdoctoral fellows or medical residents doing research, who have submitted AIDS-related abstracts to national or international scientific meetings. Priority will be given to students whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation. Awards will generally be up to $500 to defray travel and registration costs for students/fellows/residents presenting posters and up to $1000 for students/fellows/residents giving oral presentations. Applications should be submitted to the CFAR at the time of registration for the meeting, and will be considered on an on-going basis throughout the year.


All students currently enrolled in MD, PhD, MD/PhD or MPH programs at Case, including the Molecular Virology program are eligible to apply. Postdoctoral fellows or medical residents need to be working in a CFAR member's laboratory. It is expected that the work to be presented has been performed in a Case CFAR member laboratory, and that the contributions of the CFAR will be acknowledged in the talk and subsequent publications. Only one award per awardee.

Submission criteria:

Cover Letter - The cover letter should include:

  • Name of meeting
  • Date and location of meeting
  • Outline of support requested (e.g., cost of registration, accommodation, transportation cost, etc...). Please indicate other sources of support for attendance at the meeting.
  • Statement of purpose (Why is it important for the applicant to go to this meeting? Priority will be given to students attending nationally and internationally important meetings over local meetings)
  • Your contact information (email address, phone, location code)
  • Sponsoring HIV/AIDS related educational programs, seminars and symposia.
  • Supporting Documentation - Please provide a copy of the abstract that has been submitted, and a copy of the meeting registration confirmation (or a copy of the completed meeting registration form).

Applications may be submitted either in writing or as an email (with attachments) to:

Brinn Omabegho
Case Western Reserve University
2109 Adelbert Rd.
School of Medicine W200
Cleveland Ohio, 44106