Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme 2019 for healthcare professionals

Applications are now open for the 2019 Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme 2019 for African healthcare professionals. The fellowship will provide expert training in HIV service delivery for people living with HIV and AIDS, from diagnosis to treatment and including co-morbidities. It will place particular emphasis on appropriate care for different patient groups, including key populations.

It is anticipated that the fellowship will help build capacity, foster clinical research and develop long-term sustainable partnerships. The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme will recruit the “high-flying” healthcare professionals to spend time in HIV-specialized centres and be given the opportunity to develop their clinical and research skills and take a postgraduate diploma in HIV.

Mark Wainberg was a pioneer for HIV research, advocacy and scientific advancement. He was the President of the International AIDS Society (1998-2000) and is widely known for his part in the 1989 discovery that the drug 3TC could be used to treat HIV infection.


To be eligible for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme, candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal research degree as a medical doctor (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of two years’ clinical experience
  • Currently working in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Commitment to become a specialist in HIV
  • English, French or Portuguese speaking.

The fellows will be selected with a view to their potential of functioning as a multiplier and disseminate the knowledge learned (for example, towards other physicians, nurses, community healthcare providers) to further broaden the impact of the programme. At the end of their fellowship, the fellows should have skills that enable them to mentor and train other fellows.

Please note that fellows will receive a living allowance for the duration of the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme; applicants should ensure they are financially able to enrol in the 2-year programme before accepting the fellowship.


Eligible candidates can apply for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme by completing the electronic application form in EnglishFrench or Portuguese.

Please have a scanned copy of your terminal research degree and letter of support from your institution ready to upload at the time of application.

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2019, 23:59 CET. Applications not submitted through the online system will not be accepted.

Key dates

1 February 2019: Call for applications

1 March 2019: Fellowship application deadline

April 2019: Interviews for shortlisted candidates

May 2019: Fellowship notifications

July 2019: Initiation workshop and capacity development for fellows at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019)

Q3 2019: Fellows move to their host instutions

For more information,please visit Mark-Wainberg-Fellowship 


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