Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Hold an MD/MBChB/MBBS, PhD (or equivalent degree) at time of award
Applicants without these qualifications, however, with research skills in Public Health and implementation science are also welcomed to apply at the committee's discretion. Please be sure to contact the RSP coordinator to seek permission to submit an application
Currently working with an academic research institution or public health organization (e.g. Ministry of Health or within a hospital) and be on track to achieving a research scientist appointment, faculty appointment or other equivalent positions
Have a strong interest in public health research focused on HIV and/or viral hepatitis
Have a research mentor in country with extensive experience in the field of HIV and/or viral hepatitis or expertise in a discipline relevant to implementation science e.g., economics, engineering, psychology, anthropology etc.
Be able to devote at least approximately 50% of professional time to research for the next two years (versus administrative, patient care or teaching responsibilities)
Be able to complete the proposed research within the two-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) resulting from the research
Exceptions to the above can apply, for example, having taken time out for parental leave or family bereavement.
- Gilead’s Research Scholars Program is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive scientific community. Award selections are made without discrimination based on ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression.
Applicants must reside in one of the following eligible countries:
- Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States
- Latin America and Caribbean
- The Middle East
- South Asia
- South East Asia
For a full list of eligible countries please click here
An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the country/region in which they propose to conduct the research, or subject to the qualifications noted below hold a temporary study or non-immigrant visa. This visa must be valid and must allow the applicant to undertake the research over the two-year award period from the country/region in which they propose to conduct the research. This non-immigrant visa/work permit must be valid for the two-year award period or applicant must be able to establish that he or she is eligible for an extension, renewal or other status that will enable the applicant to perform the research in the applicable jurisdiction for the entirety of the two-year award period.