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IUIS VP Faith Osier gives Ted Talk on the Key to a Better Malaria Vaccine

The FAIS Legacy Project

Inspiring Africa through Immunology

Application Deadline extended until 1 December 2018

FAIS & IUIS are proud to launch a new initiative on the African continent: the FAIS Legacy Project. This first phase of funding will enable applicants to undertake a collaborative project in foreign laboratory. Applicants will be talented 2nd, 3rd year (or higher) PhD students registered in countries in North, East, Southern, West and Central Africa. We will select 2 Students from each region. The objective of the award is to enhance immunology research in Africa and collaborations worldwide.

BSI 4th. Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society
The Beyond Sciences Initiative (BSI), founded at the University of Toronto (www.beyondsciences.org), is a not-for-profit network that provides a platform for dialogue among scholars around the globe. BSI’s mandate is to foster academic and personal growth while empowering young scientific leaders to make lasting and influential change within their local and global communities. This is accomplished by:
  • Bridging the gap in access to academic knowledge through mentorship and trainee exchanges;
  • Increasing cultural understanding among geographically separate communities;
  • Participation in outreach activities within local and international communities.
The BSI 4th. Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society will take place on February 9 and 10, 2019.

A brief overview of the conference can be seen in the video bellow:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=s1WPV4E9gBQ


Click here to read more about the event.

IUIS-Sponsored Stipends – Apply Now!

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 an Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology, in the period between March 3 - 6, 2019, in Estancia La Jolla Resort & Spa La Jolla, USA. IUIS will pay for a travel bursary of up to 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.


Application deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018.

Notification of awards: Friday, December 28, 2018.


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The German Society for Immunology (DGfI) is pleased to announce that – through joint sponsorship together with IUIS - 3 full scholarships will be offered for the 15th Spring School on Immunology, March 10th – March 15th 2019 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany, for applicants from developing countries who are studying/working in these countries.

The stipend covers: Travel costs of up to 1.100 EUR (covered by the IUIS).  Registration and accommodation for the duration of the school (covered by the DGfI). Any other expenses will be the responsibility of the student.


Application: You will find the online application link on this web page: https://dgfi.org/iuis-dgfi-stipends/ . Applications should be submitted before October 31, 2018.

Read more about the requirements here.

Apply for the 2019 Michelson Prizes


The Human Vaccines Project is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Michelson Prizes. The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to investigators under age 35 who are applying disruptive research concepts to advance the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases.
The 2019 Michelson Prizes have been expanded to include three focus areas:

• Human Immunology
• Computational Biology and Protein Engineering
• Neglected Parasitic Diseases
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is October 29, 2018.
Two Immunologists Win 2018 Nobel Prize!


IUIS congratulates James Allison and Tasuku Honjo on their Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2018 "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation." The prize recognises the fundamental immunology research that led to the introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer treatment.

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IUIS 2019 at ECI 2018


The IUIS 2019 team was in Amsterdam attending ECI 2018 to promote IUIS's international congress, which will take place Oct. 19-23, 2019 in Beijing.

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Changes to the IUIS Legal Notice and Private Policy

On May 25, 2018, we are updating our Legal Notice and Private Policy to ensure our privacy guidelines keep step with best practices. We encourage you to read them carefully.  Using our website after that date will indicate your agreement to be bound by the new Legal Notice and Private Policy.

Here are the key updates:

  • Easier to read and navigate: we have reorganized the 2 documents, making it easier to understand IUIS’s relationship with its members and website users
  • GDPR compliance: You can, at any time, request the following:
    • Be permanently deleted from our records
    • Access, correction, edit or deletion of the data we hold about you
    • Portability of the data we hold about you
    • Opt-out of inclusion of your data in a specific project (newsletter, postal mailing etc.)

Please be assured we will treat your information with the utmost care and will never sell it to third parties for marketing purposes. Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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