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AIDS Vaccine 2013 Conference Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: 28 April 2013

The AIDS Vaccine 2013 conference invites qualified print, radio/broadcast, community and online journalists to apply for a fellowship to participate in the world's only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to HIV vaccine research. The fellowship program runs 6 – 10 October in Barcelona, Spain in conjunction with the AIDS Vaccine 2013 conference. It includes a pre-conference workshop for journalist fellows on the global HIV epidemic and the latest in HIV vaccine research, featuring some of the leading scientists, advocates and experts in the field.


HIV vaccine research has progressed further and faster in the past few years than at any time since the epidemic began. The fellowship program aims to update journalists on the latest progress in the field, introduce new and novel HIV vaccine research developments, and discuss emerging issues in HIV vaccine research and testing. In addition to the workshop, fellows will participate in daily press briefings, Q&A sessions with experts and other events designed to improve the conference experience and facilitate quality media coverage of the event.

Journalist fellows will receive conference registration, transportation to and from Barcelona, accommodation, most meals and a per diem. Applications are encouraged from reporters with experience covering the science of HIV/AIDS as well as the social, economic and larger societal impact of the epidemic. Successful applicants should have the support of their media outlet to attend and report on the conference. All applicants must have strong English speaking and reading skills.


All applicants are required to submit a brief letter of intent, CV, editor recommendation, samples of published work relating to HIV/AIDS and other details. This is a competitive program. Applications must be received by Sunday, 28 April.

  • Title your letter of support as follows: Surname First Name LETTER, (e.g., Brown James LETTER)
  • Title your samples of published work as follows: Surname First Name SAMPLES, (e.g., Brown James SAMPLES)
  • Your letter of support and samples should be in PDF format.
AIDS Vaccine 2013, the leading global scientific conference on HIV vaccine research, is hosted by the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and the Catalan Program for HIV Vaccine Research, HIVACAT.


For queries: Jennifer Brunet at jbrunet@vaccineenterprise.org

For submissions: via the online fellowship application site

Website: http://www.vaccineenterprise.org/conference/2013

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AIDS Vaccine 2013 Conference Journalism Fellowship + writing scholarship