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AIDS 2020 Scholarship Programme

Through the Scholarship Programme, conference organizers aim to make AIDS 2020 accessible to people actively contributing to the conference programme, living with HIV, young people and those who belong to key or vulnerable populations.

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The AIDS 2020 Scholarship Programme will be the largest ever, aiming to support 1,600 delegates to attend the conference in San Francisco and Oakland. Conference organizers are committed to ensuring that resource-constrained settings and individuals are represented at AIDS 2020. In prioritizing the participation in the programme of groups and individuals from these settings, the conference creates pathways for the direct dissemination of scientific knowledge and best practices from the conference to local programmes and individuals in communities where it can be actively and effectively implemented.


The AIDS 2020 Scholarship Programme is open to everyone with experience in HIV and AIDS who is at least 16 years of age by 6 July 2020. This programme provides financial assistance to help people who would otherwise be unable to benefit from the conference.

Only applicants who completed an individual scholarship application in English via our online application platform are eligible for a scholarship to attend AIDS 2020.

Priority will be given to:

  • Abstract presenters, workshop facilitators or Global Village and Youth Programme activity organizers whose submission has been selected

  • People living with HIV (particularly women living with HIV), young people and those who belong to key or vulnerable populations and who demonstrate capacity and willingness to transfer the skills and knowledge acquired at the conference to help enhance projects in their own communities

  • Applicants who did not previously receive a scholarship for an International AIDS Conference.

An AIDS 2020 Scholarship Working Group, made up of five AIDS 2020 committee members, is guiding this programme process and will help review and score scholarship applications.

A limited number of scholarships will be available to media representatives. Media scholarship applicants will be asked to provide media accreditation and supporting documents, such as samples of their work and a letter from their editor.


The application process is entirely free.

Scholarship applicants can request one or more of the following grants:

  • Conference registration (includes access to all sessions and exhibitions)

  • Travel (pre-paid airfare at the lowest fare available, from the nearest international airport and for the conference dates only)

  • Accommodation (shared room in a budget hotel for the conference dates only)

  • Modest daily living allowance during the conference (6-10 July 2020).

Attention: Only a limited number of scholarships is available, and partial scholarships may also be given. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to also seek other/additional funding.


  • Applications will be accepted through an online platform until 15 January 2020, 23:59 Central European Time (CET).

  • We highly recommend that you investigate and start immigration procedures well in advance of scholarship notifications. Read more on our visa webpage.

  • All applicants will be notified in early April 2020.

Hoosier IAC Scholarship Fund

The Hooosier Scholarship Fund is created to provide financial aid to people who experience disparities in health outcomes, inclusion of those experiencing health disparities viz. people living with HIV, youth-young, poor and needy, culturally diverse groups, homeless, and the elderly.  We encourage people who intend to become officials of the conference to register as Delegates for IAC2020 and for those who will attend the conference to apply by completing the "Becoming A Participant" form found on the Homepage .  Applicants may register between February 15th and April 1, 2020 for scholarships.

Selection decisions will be made immediately and recipients will be notified via email by April 5th. Scholarships may cover IAC registration fees and other expenses.To know more check out the details added on the website.  All decisions made by the Hoosier IAC Scholarship Funds are final. All applicants past and present are under consideration for the scholarship.


February 6,2020

Hoosier IAC Scholarship fund receives support of health leaders in Indianapolis. L-R Dr. Darrin Johnson, President BU Wellness Network, Mr. Alan Witchey, President , CEO, Damien Center. Mr. Michael Butler, Director, Ryan White
Planning Council TGA and Dr, Stuart Schrader, Clinical Professor Behavioral Sciences IU Dental School. Harold Brown leads the cause to send Hoosiers who experience disparities in health outcomes to the International AIDS and HIV Conference 2020. Interested persons please visit our site:

I am pleased to announce Mr. Stephen Everett, Vice President, The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, collaborating with Mr. Jeremy Turner, Director, Indiana State Board of Health, Division of HIV and Hep C, have successfully identified representatives for 91 Indiana attend the International AIDS Conference in San Francisco and Oakland, California July 6 - 10, 2020. Join me in celebrating this profound effort by our State to address HIV.
The official registration delegate website of the International AIDS Society is IAC2020.


Dr. Virginia Caine (M.D), Director of Marion County Public Health Department, gives her support to the Hoosier IAC Scholarship Fund while attending The National Black HIV Awareness Day with Harold Brown at the Watkins Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Stuart Schrader, Clinical Professor of Behavioral Sciences. IU School of Dentistry has given his full support to the success of fundraising for Hoosier IAC Scholarship Fund.

HB meets with Mr. Michael Butler, Director, Ryan White Planning Council TGA who gives his supports the fundraising of the Hoosier IAC Scholarship Fund

Dr. Darrin Johnson. President and CEO. BU Wellness Network, gives his full support to the fundraising of the Hoosier IAC Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Alan Witchey, President and CEO Damien Center, met with HB giving his full support to the fundraising efforts of Hoosier IAC Scholarship Fund helping persons experiencing health disparities to attend IAC2020.

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