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 7th 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.

MATRIX BACH Scholar and HIV Prevention Product Development Fellowship RFA

The USAID-funded MATRIX project’s Business, Market Dynamics and Commercialization Hub (BACH) and Capacity Strengthening, Engagement and Mentorship hub (CaSE) are now accepting applications for their BACH Scholar program. The CaSE BACH Scholar program supports activities related to manufacturing, demand, and market analyses to advance HIV prevention R&D and is seeking an individual who would like to collaborate with the team in a mentored position as a Research Analyst. Applications are due 19 May 2023.

The CaSE program is also now accepting applications for their HIV Prevention Product Development Track 3 Fellowship! The CaSE Fellowship program aims to contribute to building the next-generation of African product developers with expertise in the development of novel HIV prevention drug delivery formulation technologies. CaSE invites aspiring post-graduate fellows who are seeking an exciting opportunity in early-stage product development to apply for a game changing multi-country research training opportunity. Applications are due 12 June 2023.

These positions are open to applicants in Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. To learn more see here!

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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