The Columbia University-South Africa Training Programme for Research on AIDS-related Malignancies (CUSATPRAM) offers four (4) unique, prestigious and challenging categories of training opportunities to promising researchers in the fields of basic science, epidemiology, biostatistics, social science and bio-ethics focusing on HIV/AIDS-related malignancies. It is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA. Columbia University in New York City, USA, is one of the top 10 universities in the world.
Worth of Awards
All scholarships provide a stipend, tuition fees, prescribed textbooks and health insurance, and round-trip airfare for awardees traveling to the United States.
All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of South Africa.
How to Apply
All must submit:

  • A letter with full contact information (name, home and work addresses, email, telephone numbers):
  • Specifying the category of scholarship for which the applicant is applying
  • Detailing the applicant’s research interests relevant to HIV/AIDS and cancer
  • Letters of recommendation with full contact information from two (2) individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s research experience, interest, and ability. At least one letter should be written by a supervisor or faculty advisor at the institution where the applicant is based.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae, including date of birth, birthplace and citizenship, all degrees/diplomas obtained, employment history, publications, presentations, and research support
  • One of the applicant’s peer-reviewed publications or first-authored conference presentations, if any

Categories of Scholarships
1. Postdoctoral Scholarship to earn an MS degree in Cancer and/or HIV/AIDS Epidemiology, or Biostatistics (1-2 years, starting September 2012), at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health*
2. Predoctoral Scholarship to earn an MPH in Epidemiology or Biostatistics (up to 2 years, starting September 2012) at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health*
3. Short-term Intensive Training for mid-career faculty, etc., in clinical or basic research at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
4. Short-term Training for laboratory technicians, junior scientists, and doctoral students in the United States or South Africa to learn a specific technique, skill, or procedure.
Note: Categories 1 and 2 require formal application to and acceptance in the relevant degree programme at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file attached to a covering email addressed to Dr. Judith S. Jacobson [email protected].
Deadline: October 15, 2011
Further information is available on the University website available here.

The scholarship announcement can be accessed by clicking here.