Scholarships

Scholarships - Round 1. Abstract Submitters - CLOSED

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11:59pm AEST Sunday 17 March 2024 

This round of scholarships is for abstract submitters who are successful in receiving an oral or poster presentation for the 2024 IUSTI Congress. 

Priority will be given to:

  • Those who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander / Māori / First Nations / Indigenous
  • Low – lower middle income country presenters 
  • Early career clinical or research scientist, epidemiologist, program staff (i.e. has worked in the field <5 years but does not hold a PhD)
  • Medical Trainees 
  • Undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate students
  • Individuals Less than 5 years post-MD, or with an equivalent medical degree
  • Early career researchers (<5 years post-PhD conferral, excluding any periods of career disruption that lasted >6 months)
  • Mid-career researchers (5-10 years post-PhD conferral, excluding any periods of career disruption that lasted >6 months)

Applicants will need to answer the following:

1. Please provide a brief description about how receiving a scholarship would contribute to your career in sexual and/or reproductive health. Please also include a description of how you plan to disseminate or apply any knowledge learnt from the conference (~150 words in English)

2. Please provide any other reasons you would like to be considered for a scholarship (for example, from a LMIC, unable to access funding to attend, etc

Terms and Conditions

  • This round of scholarships is for Abstract Submitters only. Please do not submit an application if you have not submitted an abstract.
  • Scholarship funding is limited. Submitting an application does not automatically provide you with funding to attend
  • Registration only, partial and full scholarships will be awarded 


Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference and the 25th IUSTI World Congress Scholarship - Clinicians, Nurses or Pharmacists

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11:59pm AEST Sunday 7 July 2024

To be eligible you must:

  • Be an ASHM member. SIGN UP HERE
  • Be living and working in Australia AND
  • Be an HIV clinician, nurse or pharmacists 

Priority will be given to:

  • Clinicians with higher HIV case loads  
  • Clinicians from rural and remote areas managing patients with HIV or at risk of HIV 
  • Clinicians who meet the above criteria who have not attended this conference or other overseas HIV conferences before 
  • Clinicians who have not received funding from ASHM in the past, particularly for a face to face conference in the last 2 years. 

Scholarship Inclusions:

  • Registration for the conference
  • Return Flights to Sydney, Australia 
  • Accommodation for the duration of the conference

Terms and Conditions:

All applicants must complete the application form truthfully and advise ASHM if their situation changes. All scholarship holders will be expected to report back from the conference (according to specific guidelines) and provide content for the conference report. The nature of the report back will be negotiated with the recipient and be influenced by location.

You are not eligible for scholarship if you have any of the following:

  • Funds from a research grant to cover attendance at this meeting
  • Access to professional development funds available through your employer, such as health department and/or university funds
  • Funding from a pharmaceutical or other industry partners
  • Financial support through a research grant

The ASHM scholarship program is supported by an unconditional education grant, thank you to our supporters.



More information and available ASHM Scholarships can be found here

"An interpretation of the layers of occupation of First Nations People (Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung Naions) and their symbiotic relationship with flora and fauna on the mighty Clarence River"
Artwork: "Bindarray"
- River by Deborah Taylor 

We acknowledge that the conference is being held the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' continuing connection to land, water, and community and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. ASHM acknowledges Sovereignty in this country has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.