Apply for Scholarship to the International AIDS 2014 Conference – Melbourne, Australia

Apply for Scholarship to the International AIDS 2014 Conference – Melbourne, Australia

Deadline: February 13, 2014

Applications are now open for scholarship to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place from July 20-25, 2014 at Melbourne, Australia. The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

The AIDS 2014 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposium, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.

International Scholarship Programme

The International Scholarship Programme is open to everyone around the world working or volunteering in the field of HIV and AIDS. Priority will be 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, workshop or programme activity submission has been selected. Scholarship selection will be based on a non-biased scoring system established in advanced.

For AIDS 2012 in Washington, D.C. more than 10,000 applications were received and just over 850 scholarships were offered. For AIDS 2014 the same share of the total conference budget has been allocated scholarships.

Media Scholarship Programme

A very limited number of scholarships will also be available for media representatives from around the world. Media scholarship applicants will be asked to provide media accreditation and supporting documents.

Types of Support

Scholarship applicants will be able to request a full or partial scholarship. A full scholarship includes:

  • 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 (20-25 July 2014).
  • A partial scholarship includes any combination of the above.

Application Criteria

International scholarship applications are open to anyone working or volunteering in the field of HIV who are at least 16 years of age at the time of the conference (20 July 2014). Click here to look through the International Scholarship terms and conditions.

Media scholarship applications are open to all bona fide journalists who are at least 16 years of age at the time of the conference (20 July 2014). Click hereto look through the Media Scholarship terms and conditions.

Most of the questions asked on the application form are related to personal details and work experience. There are also questions which ask for further details regarding the applicant’s organization, occupation or involvement in the field of HIV, motivation to attend the conference and how the applicant’s organization or community would benefit from the scholarship.

For more information and to apply, click here.