Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s 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.
The Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize was introduced in 2008 to support young female investigators from resource-limited settings whose abstracts demonstrate excellence in research and/or practices that address women, girls and gender issues related to HIV and AIDS. The prize was originally offered at International AIDS Conferences by the IAS and UNAIDS and supported by the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Since 2009 this prize is offered annually, at both the IAS Conference on HIV Science and the International AIDS Conference.
Since AIDS 2010, partners have agreed to change eligibility to allow any researcher (male or female, regardless of age) to receive the award as long as the other criteria are met.
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$2,000 prize is offered by IAS and UNAIDS, and supported by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW).
Eligible candidates are presenting authors of abstracts submitted to AIDS 2018, which meet the following criteria:
- The Scientific Programme Committee has accepted the abstract as an oral presentation, for a poster discussion session or for the poster exhibition.
- The abstract demonstrates excellence in research and/or practice that addresses women, girls and gender issues related to HIV and AIDS.
- The abstract title contains at least one of the following key words: “women”, “girls”, “gender”.
- The presenting author is a national from a low- or middle-income country.
- The investigation has taken place in a low- or middle-income country.
Abstract submitters do not need to apply for the prize.
All abstracts that meet the criteria will be automatically considered.
Previous prize winners
See the list of winners from previous years.