Scholarships and awards at HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) help fulfill two important missions of the conference:

  • To ensure the full participation in HIVR4P of researchers, community activists and civil society representatives, especially those from resource-limited settings and communities.
  • To recognize and support outstanding work in the areas of HIV prevention research, HIV prevention advocacy, HIV-related journalism and the advancement of human rights of people affected by the epidemic.

In keeping with those critical missions, HIVR4P, with the financial support of our Partners for Prevention and the input of our conference committees, provides the following scholarships:

HIVR4P 2018 Research and Community Scholarships

HIVR4P 2018 awards approximately 300 full or registration-only scholarships to:

  • Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or recently appointed junior faculty who are first authors on an abstract accepted for presentation at HIVR4P. These scholarships help ensure that outstanding early-career researchers are able to present their work before their peers at HIVR4P 2018.
  • Individuals who are actively involved in HIV prevention or care as a community advocate, educator, care provider, program manager or in a related role, who are able to effectively communicate knowledge gained at the conference to the communities they represent.

Meet the 2018 Scholars

Journalist Fellowships

HIVR4P 2018 provides fellowships to attend and cover the conference to approximately 25 journalists from around the world. The Journalist Fellowship program is designed to help build journalist capacity to report on biomedical HIV prevention and advances and challenges in prevention research, especially in communities that are heavily impacted by the epidemic. 

As part of the fellowship, journalists participate in a two-day, onsite workshop with leaders in various fields of biomedical prevention research, designed to help them better understand and report on research developments from the conference. The Journalist Fellowship program began at the 2009 AIDS Vaccine program and has become a central part of the global effort to encourage informed, high-quality media coverage of HIV and support the journalists and news organizations that make that reporting possible.

Reporters from fifteen countries participated in the HIVR4P 2016 Journalist Fellowship

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