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Prizes & 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 2016


  • Lange/Van Tongeren Prizes (IAS/ANRS) for Young Investigators – ANNUAL PRIZE

    The US$2,000 Lange/van Tongeren Prizes for Young Investigators are 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 research. One prize is awarded to the top scoring abstracts in each of the conference tracks. In 2015, the Young Investigator Prize was permanently renamed in memory of Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren.

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  • Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize - ANNUAL PRIZE

    The vulnerability of women and girls to HIV infection and accelerated disease progression is well-documented. As HIV incidence continues to increase among women and girls, particularly in resource-limited settings, research on gender-related issues, including community-based interventions and investigations, will provide critical evidence and information on which to base our response.

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  • IAS TB/HIV Research Prize - ANNUAL PRIZE

    To contribute to generating interest and stimulating research on basic, clinical and operational research in TB/HIV prevention, care and treatment, the IAS TB/HIV Research Prize was first awarded in 2009 at the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town.

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  • Prize For Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children – BIANNUAL PRIZE

    There is an urgent need to advance the scientific understanding of paediatric HIV and the psychosocial impact of the epidemic on children in order to enhance practices of prevention, treatment and care. With the aim of drawing the attention of the scientific community to children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, the IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS was first awarded in 2010 at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna.

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  • IAS President’s Award - BIANNUAL PRIZE

    The IAS President’s Award aims to recognize the achievements of an individual who demonstrates a long history of leadership and excellence as pioneers or advocates at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS. The award highlights an individual’s contribution that results in increased knowledge, skills, creative solutions or evidence-based policies and programmes to enhance the global response to HIV.

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  • Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award – BIANNUAL PRIZE

    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.

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  • Red Ribbon Award - BIANNUAL PRIZE

    The Red Ribbon Award 2016 will be given to community groups for outstanding leadership in responding to AIDS. The selected community organizations will benefit from international visibility at AIDS2016. Additionally, each recipient of the award will receive at US$10,000 grant.

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  • Robert Carr Research Award - BIANNUAL PRIZE

    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.

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