ASTDA Summer Research Fellowship for Students and Post-Doctoral Trainees

The Summer Research Fellowship is designed to provide financial support for students and post-doctoral trainees to conduct a mentored STI-related research project during a 3-4 month period over the academic summer break.

The goals of the Summer Research Fellowship are to:

  • Encourage trainees to conduct STI/sexual health research
  • Provide financial support that permits trainees to dedicate time to an STI or sexual health research project
  • Encourage established STI and sexual health researchers to dedicate time to mentoring trainees and recognize the mentor’s contribution with an honorarium
  • Advance the ASTDA mission to foster scientific knowledge, develop leadership, and champion practice in the field of sexually transmitted infections.

Eligible applicants include students enrolled in graduate (masters or doctoral program) or professional school and recent graduates who have completed their degree within the past 3 years and are now post-doctoral scholars. New faculty are not eligible. The proposed project must be focused on an STI or sexual health topic.

Awardees will receive a $5,000 stipend to conduct the project. Funds can be used for direct project support or to support the summer living expenses of the awardee (or a combination of these). They will separately receive financial support, up to $2,000, to attend a professional conference to present the research results (including travel, lodging and registration). Mentors will receive a $2,000 honorarium.

Awardees will be expected to complete a mid-project progress report and a final report and present their research results at a professional conference.

See the 2023 Summer Fellowship Recipients
See the 2022 Summer Fellowship Recipients