Media Scholarship Programme 2024: Journalists, Media Specialists, And Online Content Creators
The IAS Media Scholarship Programme 2024 invites applications from journalists, media specialists, and online content creators for a fully funded opportunity in Munich, Germany. The program is open to individuals aged 18 and above at the time of the conference, falling into one of the following categories:
Category 1: Journalists, photographers, and videographers employed by or on assignment for recognized print, radio, broadcast, or online media outlets affiliated with consumer, medical, community-based, or HIV service organizations.
Category 2: Public-facing communications professionals associated with recognized non-profit HIV research, advocacy, or policy organizations. Their work should directly support media coverage of presentations at AIDS 2024. Applications in this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis, limited to three per organization.
Category 3: Social media influencers making significant contributions to the field of HIV and/or broader public health. Applicants in this category should have strong connections with key populations and a following of over 50,000 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, or YouTube.
Scholarship Benefits: Recipients of the IAS Media Scholarship will be provided (based on needs outlined in the application):
- Registration for both in-person and virtual attendance, granting access to all sessions at the conference venue and the virtual platform.
- Travel support, covering a pre-paid economy class return ticket from the nearest international airport in their country of residence for the conference and pre-conferences.
- Accommodation in a single room at a budget hotel for the duration of the conference and pre-meetings.
- Daily living allowance for the duration of the conference and pre-conferences.
It’s essential to note that the AIDS 2024 Media Scholarship Programme does not reimburse costs incurred before receiving the scholarship. Therefore, applicants are advised against pre-booking accommodation, flights, or registering for the conference if they’ve requested financial support in their application.
Scholarship Evaluation Criteria: Priority will be given to applicants who:
- Work for national or international top-tier media outlets with broad regional, national, or international reach, across various mediums.
- Demonstrate a proven history of covering HIV and/or infectious diseases, encouraging both scientific and broader reporting.
- Are based in resource-limited settings or represent target countries/regions of interest, including South and Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, central, eastern, western, and southern Africa, and eastern Europe and central Asia.
For more detailed information, interested individuals can visit the official webpage of the IAS Media Scholarship Programme.