IAS Educational Fund Scholarships
IAS Educational Fund recipients at AIDS 2018 - Photo ©IAS/Marten Van Dijl
The rapid pace of scientific discovery in care for people living with HIV and AIDS requires that clinicians and other HIV service providers to remain continually up to date on research developments and best practices.
Since 2016, 7,600 people have shown their interest in the IAS Educational Fund Scholarship Fund Programme by submitting applications. In the same time, the IAS has supported, with a full scholarship, a total of 590 clinicians and 80 advocates to attend the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) and 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).
IAS Educational Fund Scholarships may include all or a combination of the following components:
- Registration for the conference (including access to all sessions and exhibition)
- Travel (round trip from the nearest international airport)
- Accommodation in a budget hotel for the days of the conference
- A daily living allowance for the days of the conference
At the conference, networking events and professional development sessions are organized to ensure that recipients fully benefit from the experience.
With these scholarships, participants are enabled to not only attend international conferences, but also to take away what they learn and present that knowledge back home. This is an essential step in ensuring that the research and implementation breakthroughs presented at the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science move from meeting halls into communities.
IAS Educational Fund professional development meeting at AIDS 2018 ©IAS/Rob Huibers
Scholarships for IAS 2019
The IAS is proud to be continuing the IAS Educational Fund Scholarship Programme to support 122 clinicians and other HIV service providers to attend the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), to take place in Mexico City from 21 July to 24 July 2019.
The application platform was open from 1 December 2018 to 24 January 2019 and all applicants were notified of the outcome on 28 March 2019.
Recipients come from 46 different countries across the globe and include physicians, clinical scientists, community health workers, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.