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 clinicians and other HIV service providers to remain continually up to date on research developments and best practices.

Since 2016, 5,800 people have shown their interest in the IAS Educational Fund scholarship programme by submitting their application, and the IAS supported with a full scholarship a total of 468 clinicians and 80 advocates to attend the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) and 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

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 recipients fully benefit from the experience.

Scholarships enabled participants not only to attend international conferences, but also to take away what they learned and present that knowledge back home. This is an essential step in ensuring that the research and implementation breakthroughs presented at the International AIDS Conferences and IAS Conferences 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 announce the continuation of the IAS Educational Fund scholarship programme to support 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.

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 to Mexico City)
  • Accommodation in a budget hotel for the days of the conference (check-in 20 July, check-out 25 July)
  • A daily living allowance for the days of the conference

At the conference, networking events and professional development sessions are organized to ensure recipients fully benefit from the experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can submit your IAS Educational Fund scholarship application through the profile platform until 24 January 2019, 23:59 CET.

  • Applications via email are not accepted.
  • Your user account must be complete before you start a scholarship application.

Please select the “international scholarship” option. All applicants who qualify for the IAS Educational Fund scholarship will be considered for both programmes.

In addition to submitting your scholarship application form, a letter of recommendation from a manager, colleague or peer is needed to complete the request.

If your application form is incomplete or the recommendation letter is not submitted by 24 January 2019, 23:59 CET, your application will not be considered.

The programme is open to clinicians and HIV service providers (physicians, clinical scientists, community health workers, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers) from resource-limited settings, and to HIV advocates.

Applicants are required to demonstrate their interest in attending IAS 2019 and sharing the information learned at the conference with their organization/community, and to upload a letter of recommendation.

The application form must be completed in English and only once.

Applications will be scored by an independent committee based on the applicant’s motivation to attend and disseminate knowledge and best practices acquired at IAS 2019.

No, you do not need to register for the conference in order to submit your IAS Educational Fund scholarship application.

An extension of the early registration fee will be granted to all applicants who submitted a complete application but were not granted support for the conference.

No, the application process is entirely free.

No, there is no group application for IAS Educational Fund scholarships. Each member of your organization who wishes to attend the conference with a scholarship needs to make an individual application through the profile platform. Each application will be considered individually.

If several applications are identical (even partially), this will be considered fraudulent and the applications will be considered invalid.

After the application deadline (24 January 2019), applications are sent for review to an independent committee.

All applicants receive a notification by the end of March 2019.

Logistics for the conference for scholarship recipients are arranged from April 2019.

Any inquiries not addressed in this FAQ should be directed to [email protected].

2019 Sponsor

The 2019 IAS Educational Fund scholarship programme is made possible through an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.