IAS Young Leaders Program: Scaling Up HIV-Related Innovation Projects
The International AIDS Society (IAS) is offering support to a new cohort of five Young Leaders through its Young Leaders Program. Each selected Young Leader will receive a seed grant of USD 10,000 to implement and scale up an HIV-related innovation project that addresses a locally defined need.
To be eligible for the program, the Young Leader must be affiliated with and receive logistical support from an organization working in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, or related areas. The successful applicants will not only receive financial support but also benefit from capacity building in monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and communications. Additionally, they will have networking opportunities and the chance to attend AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference, in Munich, Germany. Inclusion in the AIDS 2024 Young Leaders Programme is also part of the package.
To be eligible, the Young Leader must be between 18 and 30 years old (ideally under 25) and agree to be featured in IAS digital media. They must also be willing to attend AIDS 2024 from 22 to 26 July 2024. The host organization, on the other hand, must be a registered charitable organization and willing to undergo additional eligibility checks. They should provide a point of contact who will actively mentor the selected applicant as a Young Leader and offer logistical support for the day-to-day aspects of the project implementation.
The host organization should also be able to report and communicate with the IAS in English and manage all funds related to the seed grant. To apply for the Young Leaders Program, interested individuals can find the application guidelines and submit their applications through the provided link: https://applications.iasociety.org/ This program presents an exciting opportunity for young individuals to make a significant impact in the field of HIV and contribute to innovative solutions that address local challenges.