The Community Scholarship Application for the 23rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2014) – taking place May 1-4, 2014 in St. John’s, Newfoundland – is now available online at http://www.cahr-acrv.ca/conference/scholarships-awards/#ca_co. The application deadline is Monday, February 10, 2014.

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Are you a person living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, or do you work or volunteer in the HIV/AIDS community? Attending CAHR 2014 is an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in, and evidence presented from current HIV research, and to share your lived experience.

Please note, additional funding for community members from First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis communities will be offered. As such, please ensure your note this affiliation in your application.

To support Community attendance and participation at the CAHR Conference, the Community Scholarship Program provides financial assistance and support for twelve individuals from across Canada. This assistance is referred to as “scholarship”, and anyone who qualifies as a member of the HIV/AIDS community may apply. CAHR provides a separate but similar scholarship program for HIV researchers to support new investigators to attend the conference.

The CAHR community scholarship program is open to individuals working or volunteering in any field related to HIV/AIDS. CAHR policy limits full scholarship support to any single individual to once in every continuous five-year period, in order to maximize fair access to scholarships and to distribute the scholarships among the maximum number of recipients.

For CAHR 2014, twelve scholarships are available for people from across Canada, and fifteen conference registrations are available for people from the host city/region (St. John’s area).

These scholarships, supported in part by the Public Health Agency of Canada, are offered in partnership with the CATIE-CAHR Community Learning Institute.  Recipients of these scholarships will be required to work alongside community workers from across Canada supported by CATIE to attend and report on the CAHR Conference.  With support from CATIE and CAHR staff and researchers, you will be asked to cover a specific area of conference content from the perspective of a community member, contribute to the Community Rapporteur Session at CAHR, and be asked to disseminate this information in your region afterwards.

Detailed information on the Community Scholarship application and selection process as well as the link to the online application can be found at http://www.cahr-acrv.ca/conference/scholarships-awards/#ca_co.

If you require any further information or have any questions please contact:

Sandy Becker, Conference Manager, 604-984-6455