International AIDS Society

Prizes and Awards

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

Prizes and Awards to be awarded at AIDS 2014

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. Read more...

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’s Industry Liaison Forum (IAS-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). Read more...

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. Read more...

Prize for Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children

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. Read more...

IAS Presidential Award

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. Read more...

Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award

The Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award recognizes the efforts of individuals who have achieved major breakthroughs or shown exceptional courage in their efforts to advocate for human rights in the field of HIV. The award is supported by the IAS and the Foundation for AIDS Research amfAR to pay a lasting tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who has been a highly visible, vocal, and relentless champion of human rights in the HIV field. Read more...

Red Ribbon Award

2014 Red Ribbon Award Winners to be Recognized at AIDS2014! On World AIDS Day 2013, UNAIDS, the organising partners of the 20th International AIDS Conference and civil society partners jointly announced a global call for nominations for the 2014 Red Ribbon Award. The award, which will be presented in July 2014 at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2014) in Melbourne, Australia, will be given to ten community based organizations that have shown outstanding community leadership and action on AIDS. Read more...

Robert Carr Research Award

The Robert Carr Research Award is a joint initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS), the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights (CPHHR). The award is sponsored by the IAS, ICASO, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks (RCNF). The award recognizes a research project conducted by a community-academia partnership that has led to evidence-based programmes and/or influenced policies in the field of HIV to guide a human rights-based response. Read more...


Key Dates

April/May 2014
Selection of prize recipients (once the selection of abstracts for AIDS 2014 is complete)

May/June 2014
Notification of recipients

20 - 25 July 2014
Prizes and Awards winners announcement at AIDS 2014

Red Ribbon Award

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