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The IAS funds researchers, advocates and healthcare professionals to strengthen the response to HIV and build the leaders of tomorrow. Grant programmes contribute to personal and career development of change makers. They also drive research and advocacy strategies that inform policies and programmes.

Cure Advocacy Grant Programme

This programme, in partnership with AVAC, awards grants to selected advocacy organizations through the Advocacy-for-Cure Academy. It allows change makers to apply their learnings to their local context. Cure advocacy strategies are implemented at a local level to support HIV cure research, create translational tools and access to HIV cure information, and build advocacy networks.

Applications are now closed.

CIPHER Grant Programme

This programme awards early-stage investigators up to USD 150,000 over two years to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in countries with limited resources for HIV research. It is designed to provide investigators with the experience they need to compete for larger funding.

Applications are now closed.

IPHASA Implementation Science Research Grant

This grant is awarded to early-career researchers in Africa to conduct research projects in the field of paediatric HIV to address implementation gaps in their country. The grants include funding to attend the 2nd International Paediatric HIV Symposium in Africa (IPHASA) in 2023 to present their research findings.

Find out more | Applications are now closed. 

IPHASA Peer Learning Visit Grant

This grant supports an African country team of three to five people to visit another African country team that has successfully implemented a relevant strategy or programme. Focus areas are paediatric HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The teams will be urged to work with ministries of health to encourage translation of evidence into policy and practice and scale up of best practice. 

Find out more | Applications are now closed.

Vaccine Enterprise Grant

This grant, from the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, supports the professional development of early- to mid-career HIV researchers in central, eastern, southern and western Africa. Participants enrol in a two-year research programme. The grant is designed to address knowledge gaps in HIV R&D and support global networking between early- to mid-career African researchers and internationally renowned scientists. It takes place in partnership between the home organization of the grantees and the IAS.

More information coming soon.

Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme

The IAS will support a new cohort of five Young Leaders with seed grants of USD 10,000 each to scale up HIV-related innovation projects that respond to a locally defined need. Each Young Leader must be affiliated with and logistically supported by an organization working in HIV and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights or related areas.

Applications are now closed.