What we will fund

We are actively canvasing for research in a number of fields which we feel are in need of further research. We would also want to encourage young researchers to try out their ideas before going to large funding bodies. > Read More

Research Portfolio

STIRF has funded a number of successful research projects that have been presented in prestigious national and international meetings and published in reputable international scientific journals. > Read More

Useful Links

Useful websites providing reliable and accurate information of issues relating to sexual health and HIV. > Read More

What we are about

There are many areas of knowledge that will help the sexual wellbeing of individuals that are waiting to be explored.

STIRF aims to kickstart funding to young researchers asking the right questions.

Sexual health is important for healthy living

It affects everyone but comparatively little is spent on research. Sexual health isn’t just about treatable infections like Chlamydia and… but viruses that can cause cancer of the cervix and throat, and others that cause liver failure, and HIV which destroys the body’s entire defence mechanism.

Funding high quality research

There are huge areas of knowledge that will help the sexual wellbeing of individuals, directly or indirectly, that are waiting to be explored. Our aim is to provide funding to kickstart that research.

Links providing reliable and accurate info on issues relating to sexual health

HIV & AIDs

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Herpes & other viruses

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Sexual Health

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Research

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Chlamydia

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Treatment

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Invitation for applications for funds for original research or PhD Studentship – 2021

3rd September 2020

We invite researchers in various fields related to sexual health, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections to apply for funds to undertake: Original research Part funding of PhD Studentship This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we will only consider research applications or PhD Studentships that in some way address… Read more

PhD studentship

16th June 2020

STIRF will not be advertising for PhD studentships for the academic year 2020-21 Read more