Prizes and awards
The IAS, together with its partners, sponsors a number of scientific prizes and awards to reward promising researchers who are conducting outstanding work in HIV research.
IAS/ANRS Lange/Van Tongeren Prizes for Young Investigators – Annual Prizes
The US$2,000 Lange/Van Tongeren Young Investigator Prizes are jointly funded by the IAS and the France Recherche Nord & Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites (ANRS) to support young researchers who demonstrate innovation, originality, rationale and quality in the field of HIV research. One prize is presented to the top-scoring abstract in each of the four conference tracks. In 2015, the Young Investigator Prize was permanently renamed in memory of Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren.
IAS/ANRS Dominique Dormont Prize – Annual prize
The US$5,000 IAS-ANRS Dominique Dormont Prize is funded by the Dominique Dormont Association to support young researchers working on chronic conditions in humans, with a particular focus on the interface between HIV and other chronic diseases. The prize highlights researchers who demonstrate originality, rationale, quality and a multidisciplinary and integrative approach in the field of HIV and AIDS research.
IAS TB/HIV Research Prizes – Annual prizes
The five US$1,000 IAS TB/HIV Research Prizes are incentives 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. The prizes are presented to the two top-scoring abstracts in any of these areas.
IAS Injecting Drug Use Research Prizes – Annual prizes
The five US$2,000 IAS Injecting Drug Use Research Prizes are incentives for researchers to address important research questions around the management of HCV infection and/or HIV/HCV co-infection in people who inject drugs, particularly through interdisciplinary research on drug dependence, harm reduction and/or drug policy. The prizes are presented to the three top-scoring abstracts in any of these areas.
CIPHER Research Grant – Annual programme
The CIPHER Research Grant provides a unique opportunity for early-stage investigators to address targeted research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings for evidence-informed policy. The grants are for up to US$150,000 for up to two years, and 80% of grants awarded go to applicants from low- and middle-income countries. CIPHER is an initiative of the IAS; it is made possible through support from CIPHER Founding Sponsor ViiV Healthcare and Janssen.
CIPHER Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme – Biannual programme
The CIPHER Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme contributes to strengthened HIV clinical research capacity in high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa by providing two-year research fellowships to emerging young leaders in paediatric HIV clinical science. The fellowship provides up to US$70,000 for the fellow to work with an established mentor on a funded research project that addresses a key gap in paediatric HIV clinical science. CIPHER is an initiative of the IAS; this programme is made possible through support from CIPHER Founding Sponsor ViiV Healthcare.
IAS/Abivax Research-for-Cure Academy Fellowship Prize – Annual prize
The IAS Research-for-Cure Academy provides training on state-of-the-art HIV cure research to talented early- to mid-career investigators and clinical scientists working in resource-constrained settings. This US$2,000 annual prize is presented to one outstanding fellow based on their engagement during the academy, collaborative spirit during the project work and continued engagement in the HIV cure field.