Journalist Fellowships for HIVR4P 2018 Conference, Spain


HIVR4P is dedicated to ensuring the participation of researchers, community activists, and civil society representatives, especially those from resource-limited settings and communities. The conference offers full scholarships as well as registration-only scholarships. Scholarships are highly competitive and will be awarded based on the availability of funds.


Categories and Eligibility

Research scholarships are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty within two years of faculty appointment who are actively involved in HIV prevention research. Such research may include but is not limited to basic science, preclinical research, product development, clinical research, social science, and public health. Applications will be evaluated based on the candidate’s motivation for attending, quality of recommendation letter, and whether the applicant is from a developing country and/or a country most affected by the HIV epidemic. A first author abstract submission is required to be considered for a research scholarship.

Community scholarships are open to individuals who are actively involved in HIV prevention or care as a community advocate, educator, care provider, program manager or a related role, and who are able to effectively communicate knowledge gained at the conference to the communities they represent. Applications will be evaluated based on the candidate’s track record in education or training, motivation for attending the meeting, quality of his/her recommendation letter and whether the applicant is from a developing country and/or a country most affected by the HIV epidemic.

New Investigator Awards
HIVR4P will offer five New Investigator Awards, including the Mathieson Award. This award honors Dr. Bonnie Mathieson for her contribution to the HIV research field, and particularly for her passion and dedication in mentoring young investigators.

Successful applicants must be a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty within the first two years of a faculty appointment and the presenting author of an accepted abstract. New Investigator Awards are based on the quality and score of the submitted abstract; conference scholarship recipients will be prioritized. All scholarship applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for the New Investigator Award. Awardees will receive full scholarship benefits plus an oral presentation of their accepted abstract.


Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation from one of their referees (<500 words) and a copy of their CV (limited to 3 pages). Please note that each file should not exceed 5MB. Allowed file types are pdf, doc, docx.


A full scholarship includes:

  • Complimentary conference registration including admittance to all conference sessions and access to conference materials
  • Airline ticket* (round trip economy, non-refundable)
  • Up to six nights lodging at the conference venue
  • A full conference scholarship does not include transportation to or from the airport, visa application fees, or a per diem stipend.

* Scholars must follow the approved travel dates that will be published soon. Scholars may not deviate from the approved travel dates or their scholarship will be revoked.

How to Apply

Conference Scholarship applications are accepted until 23 April 2018.

Apply here!