Foundation Requests Applications for New International Leadership Award
Dr. Jeffrey Safrit
Los Angeles, CA
November 24, 2010
The Foundation is excited to announce that it is accepting Letters of Intent for its International Leadership Award (ILA), the 14th ILA to be given by the Foundation since 2002. This year, the award is supported through the generous funding of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
. For more information on the award and instructions on how to apply, please click here
ILA recipients, selected through a competitive peer review process, are internationally-based scientists, physicians, and public health specialists who have the potential to develop pediatric HIV/AIDS programs, but lack the in-country resources – modern technologies and other tools – to implement such vital initiatives. By supporting local leaders, the ILA grants help build the human capacity needed to fight pediatric AIDS in countries hit especially hard by this terrible disease.
Having awarded 13 ILAs to date, the Foundation is creating a new cadre of leaders who are at the forefront of generating local solutions for the global HIV/AIDS problem, especially as it impacts children. Past Awardees have been involved in mentoring others; initiating and improving services; providing support to host governments; research; evaluation; implementation; and training.
Please e-mail us
if you have any questions concerning the award or the two-step application process. Also, we invite you to read more about two of our previous ILAs who were recently honored for their work:
- Dr. Clive Gray (South Africa), who won a prestigious prize from Science magazine for creating a clinical immunology website for information sharing and training of clinicians fighting HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Dr. Agnes Moses (Malawi), who was profiled in the Lancet for her work to kick-start the national program for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in her country.
Dr. Jeffrey Safrit is the Foundation’s Director of Clinical & Basic Research in Los Angeles.