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Funding opportunity from IUIS and FOCIS

...for young immunologists from the developing world!


Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology

February 18-21, 2018

The Scott Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA


Application deadline: November 25, 2017 in order to allow time for the US VISA for the selected participants.


The IUIS Gender Equality and Career Development Committee (GEC) in collaboration with the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) will co-sponsor 4 trainees from the developing world to attend the above course. IUIS will pay for a travel bursary of USD 2,000 maximum, while FOCIS will cover for registration, 4 night’s accommodation and meals during the course. Additional expenses, if any will be the responsibility of the selected participant.


Previous experience indicates that the initiative has been very successful and the students have really appreciated the opportunity provided. Applications are now invited for the 2018 course. Interested candidates should possess sufficient background of immunology and comprehension of English to benefit maximally from the Advanced Course.


Prominent speakers will lecture on topics in cellular and molecular immunology, innate immunity, B and T cells, dendritic cells, cytokines and mucosal immunity. Special sessions will cover autoimmune, allergic and immunodeficiency diseases, as well as new advance in interventional and clinical immunology, and the molecular and genetic basis of immune-mediated diseases. There will be ample opportunity for attendees to interact with the faculty inside and outside the lecture rooms. The target audience includes clinical fellows in disciplines related to immunology (such as rheumatology, allergy, infectious disease, oncology and transplantation) and graduate students and fellows doing basic research with emphasis on human disease.


Please visit the following website for further details about the course, schedule, speakers, and presentation titles.



The GEC Committee will do the selection of candidates for the 4 awards.

Do not register on line for this course if you are applying for the FOCIS/IUIS support.A brief CV with a list of publications, a letter outlining how you would benefit from this course and a letter of reference from a professor or mentor must be sent by email to Prof. Narinder Mehra at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The awardees only will be notified by December 15, 2017.