Pathways to Careers in MPT Research & Development

The IMPT organizes virtual networking sessions among mentors and trainees to foster the development of next generation reproductive health professionals, including MPT researchers.


MATRIX CaSE Fellowship Opportunities

The HIV Prevention Product Development Fellowship Program will provide guided training and mentorship with experts from the Global South and Global North with a goal of enhancing and building expertise in the development of novel HIV prevention drug delivery formulation technologies. Up to four candidates will be selected. Visa applications costs, living stipend, health insurance, and travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the duration of the fellowship. Applications for the 2024 cohort are now being accepted through March 31st!

The Pharmaceutical Drug and Product Development Fellowship Program provides e-learning training courses, including a capstone project via the University of Wisconsin, Madison to expand and strengthen theoretical knowledge and skills in early drug and product development. Up to 25 candidates will be selected for this 100% virtual program. The fellowship covers program fees, certification upon completion, digital badges, and connections to resources, support, and professional networks. Applications for the 2024 cohort are now being accepted through April 26th!

The Male Contraceptive Initiative (MCI) supports the career development of students and research trainees directly through our Success program. MCI accepts applications on a rolling basis for any activity or need that advances the career of a trainee interested in the field of male contraception. Eligible activities include travel grants, digital conferences, workshops, and other professional development opportunities. Contact for questions regarding eligibility and apply here!

The Sci-Founder Fellowship program supports early-career scientists in launching their own companies. This program will be investing $400,000 to each founding team to establish their company and includes mentorship from field experts, as well as access to a network of other scientists kickstarting their own groups. Contact for questions about the program.

The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) hosted an “STD Expert Hour” Webinar Training featuring IMPT Co-Founder & Director, Dr. Bethany Young Holt, in June, 2021. In this training, titled “New Frontiers in STI/HIV Prevention & Family Planning: The Promise of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies”, Dr. Young Holt covers the global need for comprehensive prevention, the origins of MPTs, and the current R&D pipeline for MPTs, including the latest developments in the field. Click here to access the recording, as well as additional CAPTC trainings.

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