Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme

The IAS will support a new cohort of five Young Leaders with USD 10,000 seed grants to scale up HIV-related innovation projects that respond to a locally defined need. Each Young Leader must be affiliated with and logistically supported by an organization working in HIV and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) or other related areas.

Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme -Selected Young Leaders will be awarded:

USD 10,000 seed grant to implement and/or scale up an HIV-related innovative project over a period of six months (1 January to 30 June 2023)

Capacity building in monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communications and networking opportunities

Travel to IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science, in Brisbane, Australia – pending funding

Inclusion in the IAS 2023 Young Leaders Programme

Eligibility criteria:

The Young Leader must:

Be connected to an organization that is willing and able to provide mentorship and logistical support for the proposed Young Leaders project

Be between 18 and 30 years old (and ideally under 25)

Agree to be featured in IAS digital media

Be willing to attend IAS 2023 from 23 to 26 July 2023 – pending funding

The host organization must:

Be willing to undergo eligibility checks with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) – information below

Be willing to actively mentor the Young Leader

Be willing to logistically support its Young Leader in the day-to-day aspects of the implementation of their innovation project

Be able and willing to report and communicate with the IAS in English

For more details visit: Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme | International AIDS Society (IAS) (

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