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 AIDS 2018
The IAS Educational Fund supported 146 clinicians and other HIV service providers to attend the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23-27 July 2018. The programme targeted physicians, nurses, community health workers, pharmacists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers from resource-limited settings across 48 countries. Among scholarship recipients, 48% were aged 35 and under.
Scholarship recipients will be able to transfer the lessons learned and knowledge back to their communities.
The 2018 IAS Educational Fund scholarship programme was made possible through an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.