Robert Carr Research Award
The Robert Carr Research 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.
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) as a continuation of Robert Carr’s vision of collaboration between community, academic researchers and advocates to advance human rights-based policies and practices.
Robert Carr’s commitment to translating findings from research collaborations between community and academic partners into advocacy efforts, evidence-based programmes and tangible policy is the driving force behind this prize, which will be first announced at the 20th International AIDS Conference.
To be eligible for the award, the research project must meet the following criteria:
- The research project has been nominated by an IAS Governing Council Member, an ICASO Board of Directors Member, a HRW Health and Human Rights Division’s Advisory Committee Member or a CPHHR Advisory Board Member.
- The research project has been conducted by a community-academia partnership in which all partners were equally involved in designing the study, collecting and analyzing the data and disseminating the results.
- The research project has led to evidence-based programmes and/or influenced policies in the field of HIV to guide a human rights-based response to HIV.