The HIV Research Catalyst Forum: Treatment, Prevention, Advocacy

April 20-23, 2010 Renaissance Harborplace Hotel Baltimore, Maryland

The HIV Research Catalyst Forum

Online Scholarship Application Now Open

The HIV Research Catalyst Forum: Treatment, Prevention, Advocacy is a unique conference focusing on community advocacy in HIV treatment and prevention research. The Catalyst Forum aims to revitalize the community response to the domestic and global AIDS epidemic by amplifying the voices of community advocates in HIV treatment and prevention research. This four-day conference will provide a rare opportunity for new advocates to gain knowledge, build capacity, and sharpen skills; for experienced advocates to exchange ideas, craft strategies, and tackle new challenges; and for advocacy networks to recruit new participants and collaborators to strengthen planned or ongoing research advocacy campaigns.

Who Should Apply:

  • New advocates working in HIV or related fields who are looking to network and learn new skills
  • Community-based service providers interested in working on national research advocacy campaigns
  • Experienced advocates and PLWHIVs looking to recharge and take on new, cutting-edge challenges

The deadline for application submission is February 19, 2010.

Applicants will be notified by March 8, 2010.

There are 150 full scholarships available, including travel (domestic coach class airfare and limited ground transportation assistance), 3-night hotel, and a per diem. We will make all travel and lodging arrangements for scholarship recipients.

Note: We've set aside a number of spots for applicants who live in the Baltimore area and do not need travel and hotel. Registration fees for these applications will be waived -- based on a first come first served basis. Please apply using this form.

For questions about the HIV Research Catalyst Forum, please contact Myisha Patterson-Gaston at

Visit the conference website at www.HIVResearchCatalystForum.Org for updates.