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HIVR4P 2024, the 5th HIV Research for Prevention Conference


Scholarship applications are now closed

We are currently reviewing all applications submitted to the HIVR4P 2024 Scholarship Programme. We will let all candidates know their results by mid-June.

The HIVR4P 2024 Scholarship Programme is open to people who are at least 18 years old on 6 October 2024 and working, volunteering or studying in the area of HIV prevention. The scholarship financially supports attendance of HIVR4P 2024, the 5th HIV Research for Prevention Conference, which will take place in Lima, Peru, and virtually from 6 to 10 October.

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The following candidates will be given priority:

  • Abstract presenters whose submission has been selected for the conference
  • Applicants from low-income and middle-income countries
  • Applicants who are part of key populations or people living with HIV
  • Young people and early-career researchers below the age of 35
  • Applicants who did not previously receive a scholarship for an HIV Research for Prevention Conference
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Types of financial support

IAS – the International AIDS Society – will award in-person scholarships for HIVR4P 2024. Applicants could indicate in their applications the types of financial support they require to participate. Note that given the high demand, we may not be able to grant full scholarships to all selected candidates.

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  • 7 February
    Submissions open

  • 10 April
    Submissions close

  • April/May
    Review and selection

  • June
    Announcement of results


I want to get the early registration fee in case my application is unsuccessful. Should I register before the results are announced?

No. Please do not register before you receive the result of your application. If you are selected, we will not be able to reimburse you for any costs you have incurred prior to receiving a scholarship or fellowship. But don’t worry – even if your application is unsuccessful, you will have the option of registering for the conference at a reduced rate. We extend the early fee to all unsuccessful candidates for two weeks after the results are announced.

I would like to plan my trip (flights, accommodation) as soon as possible. Should I book anything as a backup before the results are announced?

We do not recommend that you book anything as a backup as we cannot reimburse you for any costs. If your application is successful and you are awarded the travel or accommodation support that you requested, we will organize it for you. We work directly with a travel agent to book your flights and have pre-reserved hotel rooms for scholarship recipients and journalist fellows. If your application is unsuccessful, you will also have the option of reserving hotel rooms in a variety of room and price categories in different hotels through your conference account.

How will you support me with my visa application for Peru if I am selected for in-person attendance?

We will provide you with supporting documents for your visa application. This includes a letter of invitation for the conference and an award letter showing the financial support you have been awarded to facilitate your attendance. However, please note that it is your responsibility to investigate visa requirements for Peru, apply for a visa, if necessary, and cover any associated costs. Find information about applying for a visa on the immigration page so that you can start preparing.

If your visa is unsuccessful, we can switch your attendance type to virtual if you wish.

Do you also offer other types of scholarships and fellowships?

The HIVR4P 2024 Community and Research Scholarship Programme and the HIVR4P Journalist Fellowship Programme support attendance at HIVR4P 2024. To see other opportunities offered by the IAS, please visit our website.

I am having technical problems with my conference account. What can I do?

Please contact our IT helpdesk at for help.

Terms and conditions

Download the HIVR4P 2024 terms and conditions for scholarships.

Community and Research Scholarship Journalist Fellowship


For enquiries, please reach out to the Scholarship team at Please note that due to the high volume of requests, we can guarantee responses only to questions that have not been addressed on the IAS website. Thank you for understanding.

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