AIDS International Conference Scholarships

AIDS International Conference Scholarships

Bonjour! It is with great pleasure that we invite you to take part in the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) on 23-26 July 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.

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This biennial gathering is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS related issues – bringing together a broad cross-section of more than 6,000 professionals from around the world to meet and examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research with a focus on moving science into practice and policy.

Not only is it our great pleasure to bring you a conference in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but hosting IAS 2017 in Paris has important significance: the city has a long and impressive history in demonstrating leadership in HIV science.

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This is the fourth time that Paris will host a major international HIV and AIDS Conference, further demonstrating France’s leadership and commitment to science research and optimizing HIV care and prevention.

Each one has been memorable and a significant milestone in the history of the epidemic.

Over the months ahead, we will be developing the IAS 2017 programme and we anticipate an exciting programme reflective of the dynamic and growing diverse fields of HIV basic, clinical, social and implementation science.

At IAS 2017, we expect to highlight major advancements in understanding the intricate network of viral-host interactions, in better characterizing and targeting the HIV reservoir, and ways to tackle persistent HIV, as well as the interaction and synergies with other fields, such as cancer research and immune-based therapies.

In addition, we are anticipating new science on preventive and therapeutic vaccinations, and on improved tools and strategies for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as well as new insights into the novel areas of personalized medicine and biomarkers.

Organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with the ANRS (France Recherche Nord & Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites), IAS 2017 will serve as the platform to showcase the key research of the year.

The conference will offer interactive workshops, networking opportunities with leading researchers, and forums to share best practices and more. As well as opportunities to see and visit this beautiful city!

We invite you to get involved. Submit your abstracts and register to attend IAS 2017 starting on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016.

We look forward to your participation and welcoming you to Paris. A bientôt!

AIDS International Conference Scholarships – International Scholarship Programme

Through the Scholarship Programme, the conference organizers commit to make the conference accessible to people from resource-limited settings, researchers, young people, and community representatives.

The Scholarship Programme is open to everyone around the world working or volunteering in the field of HIV and AIDS who are at least 16 years of age at the time of the conference. The programme provides financial assistance to help people who would otherwise be unable to benefit from the conference.

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 submission has been selected.

Scholarship selection will be based on a non-biased scoring system. Various committees will contribute to the reviewing and scoring of the applications.

Even though every attempt will be made to assist as many applicants as possible, we regret that there will be only a limited quantity of scholarships available.

Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to seek other funding as well.

Media Scholarship Programme

A 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. AIDS International Conference Scholarships – Types of Support

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

A full scholarship may include:


  • 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 (23-26 July 2017).A partial scholarship includes any combination of the above.

Applications will be open online through the conference profile from 1 December 2016 to 1 February 2017.

For more information and scholarship applications, see: AIDS International Conference Scholarships