IAS Educational Fund Scholarships

IAS Educational Fund recipients at AIDS 2018 - Photo ©IAS/Marten Van Dijl

Scholarships for AIDS 2020

The IAS is proud to be continuing the IAS Educational Fund Scholarship Programme to support more than 110 clinicians, healthcare workers and other HIV service providers, as well as 60 advocates, to attend the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), to take place in San Francisco and Oakland, US, on 6-10 July 2020.


Key dates for AIDS 2020

  • 1 November 2019: Scholarship application platform opens
  • 23 January 2020: Application platform closes at 23:59, Central European Time (CET)
  • Early April 2020: Applicants will be notified on the status of their application

Frequently asked questions

An independent committee will evaluate applications based on:

  • The applicant’s demonstrated interest in attending AIDS 2020
  • The applicant’s motivation to attend and disseminate knowledge and best practices acquired at AIDS 2020.

Applicants can verify the status of their scholarship application at any time on the profile platform.

IAS Educational Fund professional development meeting at AIDS 2018 ©IAS/Rob Huibers

The rapid pace of scientific discovery in care for people living with HIV and AIDS requires that clinicians and other HIV service providers to remain continually up to date on research developments and best practices.

The IAS Educational Fund scholarships enable participants to attend the International AIDS Conference and the HIV Conference on HIV Science, allowing them to remain up to date with the rapid pace of scientific discovery in the care for people living with HIV and AIDS. This also enables them to share the lessons learned in their home countries. Since 2016, the IAS Educational Fund received 6,900 applications and awarded full scholarships to 603 clinicians and 80 advocates.

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 that recipients fully benefit from the experience.

With these scholarships, participants are enabled to not only attend international conferences, but also to 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 meeting halls into communities.

2020 Supporters

The 2020 IAS Educational Fund Scholarship Programme is made possible through independent grants from ViiV Healthcare and Gilead Sciences.