International AIDS Society


Now 12311 members from 182 countries | 

Prizes and Awards


The IAS sponsors every year a number of scientific prizes and awards to reward promising young and established researchers who are doing outstanding work in HIV/AIDS research.

At the International AIDS Conferences and the IAS Conferences


IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award

The US$2,000 IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award is jointly funded by the IAS and the Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le sida et les hépatites virales (ANRS) to support young researchers who demonstrate innovation, originality, rationale and quality in the field of HIV/AIDS research. One prize is awarded to the top scoring abstracts in each of the conference tracks.

Eligible candidates are the presenting authors of abstracts submitted for the IAS or AIDS conferences, who meet the following criteria:
  • The abstract must have been accepted as an oral presentation, poster discussion or poster exhibition by the Scientific Programme Committee
  • The presenting author must be under 35 years of age
  • The research demonstrates innovation, originality, rationale and quality
ABSTRACT SUBMITTERS DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR THE PRIZE DIRECTLY. All abstract submitters who meet the criteria are automatically considered.


Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize
Supported by UNAIDS, ILF, IAS, ICRW and ICW

The purpose of the Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize is to encourage research in low- or middle-income countries that can benefit women and girls affected by HIV and AIDS. The US$2000 is offered by the IAS, the IAS’s Industry Liaison Forum (ILF) and UNAIDS, and supported by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW).

To be eligible for the prize, abstracts submitted for the IAS or AIDS conferences must meet the following criteria:
  • The abstract must have been accepted as an oral presentation, poster discussion or poster exhibition by the Scientific Programme Committee
  • The presenting author is a national from a low- or middle-income country
  • The investigation has taken place in a low- or middle-income country
  • The abstract demonstrates excellence in research and/or practice that addresses women, girls and gender issues related to HIV and AIDS
YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL-IN A SPECIFIC APPLICATION. In order to identify relevant conference abstracts for the prize, a tick box is available in the conference abstract text page with the question: Is the abstract specifically related to women and girls? Only abstracts that have answered this question by ticking the box will be considered for the prize.


IAS TB/HIV Research Prize

The US$2,000 IAS TB/HIV Research Prize in an incentive for young and established researchers to investigate pertinent research questions that affect TB/HIV co-infection and operational effectiveness of implementing core TB/HIV collaborative services.

To be eligible for the prize, abstracts submitted for the IAS or AIDS conferences must meet the following criteria:
  • The abstract must have been accepted as an oral presentation, poster discussion or poster exhibition by the Scientific Programme Committee
  • Research must be related to HIV and TB
ABSTRACT SUBMITTERS DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR THE PRIZE. All abstract submitters who meet the criteria are automatically considered.


At the International AIDS Conferences


IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS

The US$2,000 prize is jointly offered by the IAS and the Coalition on Children Affected by AIDS (CCABA). One prize is awarded to an investigator whose abstract demonstrates excellence in research that is likely to lead to improved services for children affected by HIV and AIDS.

To be eligible for the prize, abstracts submitted for AIDS conferences must meet the following criteria:
  • The abstract must have been accepted as an oral presentation, poster discussion or poster exhibition by the Scientific Programme Committee
  • Research must be related to the needs of children affected by HIV and must include younger children. Abstracts related only to adolescents will not be considered. Research focusing on the integration of care and support will be favoured.
  • Research site must include low- or middle-income countries
ABSTRACT SUBMITTERS DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR THE PRIZE. In order to identify relevant abstracts for the prize, a tick box is available in the conference abstract text page with the question: Is the research presented specifically related to the needs of children? Only those abstracts that have answered this question by ticking the box will be considered for the prize.


IAS Presidential Award(s)

The IAS Presidential Awards aim to recognize the achievements of individuals who demonstrate a long history of leadership and excellence as pioneers or advocates at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS. The awards highlight an individual’s contribution that results in increased knowledge, skills, creative solutions or evidence-based policies and programmes to enhance the global response to AIDS. The IAS Presidential Awards are recognition awards with no monetary value.

To be eligible for the award, the individual must meet the following criteria:
  • The individual must be nominated by two or more members of the IAS Governing Council from at least two regions
  • The nominee demonstrates a long history of leadership and excellence as a pioneer at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS
  • The nominee demonstrates contributions to fostering of dialogue and debate that results in increased knowledge, skills and creative solutions in the response to AIDS
  • The nominee demonstrates throughout their career that they act as a strong advocate for implementation of effective, evidence-based policies and programmes which enhance the global response to AIDS

Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award

The Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award recognizes the efforts of individuals who have achieved major breakthroughs or shown exceptional courage and leadership in their efforts to advocate for human rights in the field of HIV. The award is supported by the IAS and amfAR to pay a lasting tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who has been a highly visible, vocal, and relentless champion of human rights in the HIV field. From the early days of the AIDS epidemic until her passing in March 2011, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, amfAR’s Founding International Chairman, was one of the strongest advocates for the respect of human rights of all people living with or affected by HIV.

The Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award, which will be awarded every two years at the IAS convened International AIDS Conferences, came into effect in 2012 and was awarded for the first time at the opening ceremony of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). The Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award is a recognition award, with no monetary value. The prize consists of a statue and a certificate setting forth the reasons for the award.

Robert Carr Research Award

The Robert Carr Research Award is a joint initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS), the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights (CPHHR). The award is sponsored by the IAS, ICASO, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks (RCNF) as a continuation of Robert Carr’s vision of collaboration between community, academic researchers and advocates to advance human rights-based policies and practices.

Robert Carr’s commitment to translating findings from research collaborations between community and academic partners into advocacy efforts, evidence-based programmes and tangible policy is the driving force behind this prize, which will be first announced at the 20th International AIDS Conference.

To be eligible for the award, the research project must meet the following criteria:
  • The research project has been nominated by an IAS Governing Council Member, an ICASO Board of Directors Member, a HRW Health and Human Rights Division’s Advisory Committee Member or a CPHHR Advisory Board Member.
  • The research project has been conducted by a community-academia partnership in which all partners were equally involved in designing the study, collecting and analyzing the data and disseminating the results.
  • The research project has led to evidence-based programmes and/or influenced policies in the field of HIV to guide a human rights-based response to HIV.



Award Winners

To see the winners, click on one of the following links:

IAS 2013 Winners
IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award
Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize
IAS TB/HIV Research Prize

AIDS 2012 Winners
IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award
Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize
IAS TB/HIV Research Prize
IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children
IAS Presidential Award
Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award

IAS 2011 Winners
IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award
Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize
IAS TB/HIV Research Prize

AIDS 2010 Winners
IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award
Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize
IAS TB/HIV Research Prize
IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS
IAS Presidential Award(s) at AIDS 2010

IAS 2009 Winners
IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award
Young Investigator Prize: Women, Girls and HIV
IAS TB/HIV Research Prize

AIDS 2008 Winners
IAS/ICRW Young Investigator Prize: Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS
ANRS/IAS Prize
IAS Young Investigator Awards

IAS 2007 Winners
ANRS/IAS Prize
IAS Young Investigator Awards

AIDS 2006 Winners
IAS/ICRW Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS Research Prize
ANRS/IAS Prize
IAS Young Investigator Awards

 

 

Key Dates

1 December 2012
Abstract submissions open

24 January 2013
Abstract submissions close

April/May 2013
Selection of prize recipients (once the selection of abstracts for IAS 2013 is complete)

End of May 2013
Notification of recipients

30 June – 03 July 2013
Prizes and Awards winners announcement at 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


For More Information

Additional information on these awards, including criteria, is available by contacting .


Reports

IAS 2013 Prizes & Awards Impact Report

AIDS 2012 Prizes & Awards Evaluation Report

IAS 2011 Prizes & Awards Evaluation Report


Follow us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/ias.awardees


Last updated: September 2012