Call for APACC Fellows

  • The application is open until 4 December.

The purpose of the APACC Fellows program is to provide early-career investigators with an opportunity to learn about HIV and co-infection research and conference organization and leadership through serving on the Organizing Committee of APACC. Fellows will help to develop conference session content for other early-career investigators and promote APACC over a two-year term. The Organizing Committee is responsible for the overall content of the conference program, driving conference engagement, and selecting abstracts and panel topics. Fellows will receive support to attend the conference each of the two years in which they participate (remotely or in-person, as appropriate).


  1. Early career as defined by: a medical degree (MD, MBBS) or PhD in a health-related field in the past ten years (if in an academic institution, research fellow, instructor, or Assistant Professor);
  2. Living in one of the below eligible countries*;
  3. Submission of a complete application by the deadline;
  4. Commitment to engage in and implement program activities. 


Fellows will be responsible for participating in planning conference calls of the Organizing Committee, helping to organize capacity-building sessions, attending APACC, and promoting the APACC conference and sessions before and during the conference. APACC 2020 was entirely online/digital and we anticipate that APACC 2021 also will be online/digital.

Application process

Individuals will submit the following in English:

  1. A personal statement describing their professional goals, commitment to HIV and co-infection research, and interest in developing online/digital conferences (<700 words);
  2. One letter of support from a mentor, department chair, or supervisor to describe the applicant’s current scope of work, confirm eligibility to apply (per the above criteria), and comment on the applicant’s suitability for the Fellow program;
  3. A current CV, including URL links to key publications, if relevant. 

All application documents should be submitted as electronic files to Kun-Chieh Wu, Virology Education ( 

Review criteria for selecting Fellows include clinical and/or research experience with HIV and co-infections in the Asia-Pacific and prior experience actively participating in research conferences (e.g., presenting at local or international meetings).

Deadline for applications

4 December 2020. Applicants will be notified about the Fellow selection decisions by January 2021.

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Kun-Chieh Wu with questions (

* Eligible  countries: American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelaue, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna.