International AIDS Society Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme 2022 (up to $10,000)

Deadline: November 21, 2022

Applications for the International AIDS Society Youth Hub Seed Grant Programme 2022 are now open. IAS – the International AIDS Society – invites young leaders to submit a proposal requesting up to $10,000 to implement a six-month innovation project (from January 1 to June 30, 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 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.


Selected young leaders will be awarded:

  • $10,000 seed grant to implement and/or scale up an HIV-related innovative project over a period of six months.
  • Capacity building in monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communications and networking opportunities.
  • Travel to IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science, in Brisbane, Australia – pending funding.
  • Inclusion in the IAS 2023 Young Leaders Programme.


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).
  • 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.

Selection Criteria

Selection of applications will be based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of project plan
  • Evidence of project sustainability
  • Strength of youth engagement
  • Leadership qualities of the proposed Young Leader
  • Capacity of host organization


Completed proposals must include:

  • A completed application form
  • A concept note (maximum two pages) detailing the overall goal of the project, activities, budget, timelines and deliverables that the funding would support
  • Completed budget template
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from the host organization

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 Youth Hub Seed Grant.

By Bello

Ismail Bello is a content creator and enthusiast who is passionate about youth development.