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.


CT/MPT Fellowship Opportunities Webinar

MCI and IMPT are partnered to co-host a webinar on February 7, 2023 to increase awareness of various fellowship opportunities in the contraceptive, multipurpose prevention technology (MPT; products designed to simultaneously prevent HIV, other STIs, and/or unintended pregnancy), and general reproductive health product development space among undergraduate students, graduate students, academic Principal Investigators (PIs), and other key stakeholders with interest in supporting career development for young professionals around the world. Learn more and explore opportunities here.

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Affairs is seeking a Public Health Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia. Interested individuals should review the posting and apply by December 9, 2023.

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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