2013 Scholarships for MSc Programme in Vaccinology at University of Siena in Italy

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The University of Siena Medical School, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health (NVGH), and the ADITEC (Advanced Immunization Technologies) programme offers Scholarships for MSc Programme in Vaccinology and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development commencing in Italy 2013. The University of Siena Medical School, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health (NVGH), and the ADITEC (Advanced Immunization Technologies) programme invite applications for the Master Programme in Vaccinology and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development commencing in May 2013. Scholarships will be offered to selected applicants, including physicians involved in vaccine development projects funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The programme offers a one-year course at the University of Siena in Italy followed by a six-month Novartis internship. The MSc course will provide physicians interested in public health and infectious diseases the opportunity to learn about vaccine preventable diseases, immunisation impact, vaccine development and the roles of various stakeholders in vaccine policy setting and immunisation programmes, with a focus on developing countries. It comprises practical training at the University Hospital of Siena and other academic institutions. This is followed by a six-month internship within different departments of the Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics or NVGH Development. Field training at various investigational sites involved in vaccine trials is also included.. This scholarship is available for pursuing MSc  programme
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Study subject is vaccinology and pharmaceutical clinical development.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Entry requirements are:
· University degree in Human Medicine
· Minimum 2 years, maximum 5 years post
· graduation or residency in clinical medicine
· Excellent command of English, written and spoken.
Benefits of the scholarship: Not provided
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  An 18-month grant will be provided to accepted applicants.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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