International AIDS Society

Prizes and Awards

The IAS sponsors every year a number of scientific prizes and awards to reward promising young and established researchers who are doing outstanding work in HIV/AIDS research.

Prizes and Awards to Be Awarded at AIDS 2012

IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award

The US$2,000 IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award is jointly funded by the IAS and the Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le sida et les hépatites virales (ANRS) to support young researchers who demonstrate innovation, originality, rationale and quality in the field of HIV/AIDS research. One prize is awarded to the top scoring abstracts in each of the conference tracks. In addition, a IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award - Special HIV Cure Prize will be awarded at the pre-conference symposium Towards an HIV Cure.


Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize

The purpose of the Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize is to encourage research in low- or middle-income countries that can benefit women and girls affected by HIV and AIDS. The US$2000 is offered by the IAS, the IAS’s Industry Liaison Forum (ILF) and UNAIDS, and supported by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW).


IAS TB/HIV Research Prize

The US$2,000 IAS TB/HIV Research Prize in an incentive for young and established researchers to investigate pertinent research questions that affect TB/HIV co-infection and operational effectiveness of implementing core TB/HIV collaborative services.


IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS

The US$2,000 prize is jointly offered by the IAS and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. One prize is awarded to an investigator whose abstract demonstrates excellence in research that is likely to lead to improved services for children affected by HIV and AIDS.


IAS Presidential Award(s)

The IAS Presidential Awards aim to recognize the achievements of individuals who demonstrate a long history of leadership and excellence as pioneers or advocates at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS. The awards highlight an individual’s contribution that results in increased knowledge, skills, creative solutions or evidence-based policies and programmes to enhance the global response to AIDS. The IAS Presidential Awards are recognition awards with no monetary value.



Key Dates

1 December 2011
Abstracts submission opens

15 February 2012
Abstracts submission closes

April/May 2012
Selection of prize recipients (once the selection of abstracts for AIDS 2012 is complete)

End of May 2012
Notification of recipients

22 – 27 July 2012
Prizes and Awards winners announcement at AIDS 2012


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