The International AIDS Society (IAS) Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme 2023 for young Leaders (USD 10,000 grant)


Application Deadline: 21 November 2022

IAS – the International AIDS Society – invites young leaders to submit a proposal requesting up to USD 10,000 to implement a six-month innovation project (from 1 January to 30 June 2023) that addresses a need in the HIV response for young people living with and affected by HIV.

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.

Selection Criteria:

Selection of applications will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Clarity of project plan
  2. Evidence of project sustainability
  3. Strength of youth engagement
  4. Leadership qualities of the proposed Young Leader
  5. Capacity of host organization

Eligibility Requirements

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


  • Email completed applications to [email protected] with the subject line, Youth Hub Grant Programme_LAST NAME, by Monday, 21 November 2022, 23:59 CET.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IAS Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme


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