The award provides a cash grant of $25,000 and full support for one organizational representative to attend the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, USA. The awardee will share their story and strategy with the HIV/AIDS community and public health field at a reception in their honor. The awardee will be provided with airfare, lodging, per diem, and conference registration for one representative.
This award will provide an opportunity for organizations around the world to demonstrate innovative strategies and share them with their global peers.
In order to demonstrate success, applicants must provide evidence of change and success as a result of implementing their innovative strategies (e.g., when possible please provide measurable outcomes such as number of people accessing antiretroviral treatments, or number of people with an undetectable viral load). AIDS United values novel approaches that integrate strategies from intersecting health fields into the HIV/AIDS field. Innovative strategies that are not heavily dependent upon significant resources are of particular interest, as many organizations and communities are facing diminishing resources both in the US and globally. Finally, it looks for solutions that can be brought to scale and applied broadly across a range of communities.