IAS 2015 Scholarship recipients © IAS/Marcus Rose

Through the Scholarship Programme, the conference organizers commit to make the conference accessible to people from resource-limited settings, researchers, young people, and community representatives.

Scholarship applications are now closed. The application platform was open from 1 December 2016 until 1 February 2017. All applicants will be notified about their application status by mid-April 2017.

Scholarship programme

The Scholarship Programme is open to everyone around the world working or volunteering in the field of HIV and AIDS who are at least 16 years of age at the time of the conference. The programme provides financial assistance to help people who would otherwise be unable to benefit from the conference.

Priority is given to those whose participation will help enhance their work in their own communities, to those who are able to assist in the transfer of skills and knowledge acquired at the conference, and to those whose abstract submission has been selected into the conference programme. Scholarship selection is based on a standardized scoring system. Various committees will contribute to the reviewing and scoring of the applications.

Even though every attempt will be made to assist as many applicants as possible, we regret that there will only be a limited quantity of scholarships available. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to seek other funding as well.

Media scholarship programme

A limited number of scholarships are also available for media representatives from around the world.

Type of support

Scholarship applicants were able to request a full or partial scholarship.

A full scholarship may include:

  • Registration fee for the conference (include access to all sessions and exhibitions);
  • Travel (pre-paid airfare at the lowest fare available, from the nearest international airport);
  • Accommodation (shared in a budget hotel or dorm for the days of the conference);
  • Modest daily living allowance for the duration of the conference (23-26 July 2017).

A partial scholarship includes any combination of the above.