Frequently asked questions
You can submit your IAS Educational Fund Scholarship application through the conference profile platform until 4 February 2022, 23:59 CET. IAS Members benefit from a deadline extension. If you are an IAS Member, you will be able to apply for a scholarship until 7 February 2022, 23:59 CET. will not consider any applications received after this deadline.
Your application must include a letter of recommendation from a manager, colleague or peer.
- Applications via email are not accepted.
- Your user account must be complete before you start a scholarship application.
Please select the “conference scholarship” option. All applicants who qualify for the IAS Educational Fund scholarship will be considered for both programmes.
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 AIDS 2022 and sharing the information learned at the conference with their organization/community.
Applications will be scored based on the applicant’s motivation to attend and disseminate knowledge and best practices acquired at AIDS 2022, as well as their experience in the field of HIV.
The application form must be completed in English and only once.
Applicants can choose whether to attend the conference in-person or virtually. Depending on their choice, applicants can request financial support for registration, travel support, accommodation, a daily living allowance, or accessibility support.
No. Do not register for the conference before you submit your IAS Educational Fund Scholarship application.
All applicants will receive an extension of the early registration fee.
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 apply individually through the conference profile platform. We will consider each application on its own.
If several applications are identical (even partially), this will be considered fraudulent and the applications will be considered invalid.
After the application deadline (23:59 CET on 4 February 2022; 7 February 2022 for IAS Members), we will screen and review applications.
All applicants will be notified about the status of their application in early April 2022. Applicants who have received a scholarship offer will get 10 days to accept the offer from the time the email is sent.
Applicants can verify the status of their scholarship application at any time on the profile platform.
IAS Educational Fund recipients at the IAS exhibition booth at IAS 2019 - Photo ©IAS/Steve Forrest
The rapid pace of scientific discovery in care for people living with HIV and AIDS requires that clinicians and other HIV service providers always remain up to date on research developments and best practices.
IAS Educational Fund Scholarships enable participants to attend the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science, where they gain knowledge and understanding of the latest scientific discoveries in the care of people living with HIV. Since 2016, over 12,000 people have shown their interest in the IAS Educational Fund Scholarship Programme by submitting their applications, and the IAS has supported a total of 1,427 healthcare providers and advocates.
With these scholarships, participants can not only attend international conferences, but also 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 in-person meetings to communities.
The 2022 IAS Educational Fund Scholarship Programme is made possible through an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.