• ASHM has a scholarship program to assist with the cost of attending conferences and professional development activities.
  • Information on how to contribute to the fund can be found in the ASHM Scholarship Program Policy.
  • The scholarships are managed through the Conference Division and awarded on the basis of objective criteria overseen by an independent Scholarship Committee. Each round of scholarships can be designated for specific professional groups or opened to a broader audience, details are provided with each round.​
  • ASHM is always eager to hear from anyone interested in supporting the scholarship program. We are a tax deductible gift recipient and contributions to the scholarship fund will attract a tax deductible receipt, if requested. Find us also listed as a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Donations can be for domestic and international conferences and for domestic and regional. For further information, please download the ASHM Scholarship Proposal 2016


ASHM Scholarship Program

The ASHM Scholarship Program provides a variety of scholarships to assist ASHM members, affiliates and others in the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health sector to attend national and international conferences.  

The Scholarship Program is designed to support collaborative professional development and all recipients are required to commit to providing a range of reports back to colleagues and peers. The ASHM 'Report Back' Blog is one way this reporting is done.

From time-to-time ASHM manages scholarships for different conferences and/or meetings and this same scholarship platform is used for these activities.


Current Scholarship Opportunities


ASHM Educational Scholarship for CROI 2018 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered scholarships for CROI 2018 (4 - 7 March in Boston, Massachusetts) with scholarship applications closed on Friday 12 January 2018. Congratulations to the recipients listed below:

  • Adrian Castelli General Practitioner, Carbal Medical Services (QLD)
  • Bianca Farrugia Parsons HIV S100 General Practitioner, South Lakes Medical Group (NSW)
  • Clare Heal VMO Sexual Health
  • Kate Mackie Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Alfred Health (VIC)
  • Bijay Pandey General Practitioner, Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Services (NSW)
  • Tom Turnbull General Practitioner, Centre Clinic St Kilda (VIC)


ASHM Educational Scholarship for AIDS 2018 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM is offering scholarships to attend the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) from 23 - 27 July in Amsterdam, Netherlands with scholarship application closed on Friday 26 January 2018.


ASHM Educational Scholarship for APACC 2018 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM is offering scholarships to attend the Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference from 28 - 30 June in Hong Kong, China with scholarship application closed on Thursday 1 February 2018.


Priority was given to:

  • Clinicians with higher HIV case loads 
  • Clinicians from rural and remote areas managing patients with HIV or at risk of HIV
  • Clinicians who meet the above criteria who have not attended this conference or other overseas HIV conferences before
  • Clinicians who have not received funding from ASHM in the past, particularly in the last 2 years. 


Scholarship applicants are not eligible should they have any of the following:

  • Funds from a research grant to cover attendance at this meeting
  • Access to professional development funds available through your employer, such as health department and university funds
  • Funding from a pharmaceutical or other industry partners
  • Financial support through a research grant

All scholarship holders are required to write blog posts from the conference on the ASHM report back website.   Blogs and other feedback from the conference provide a valuable summary to ASHM members, affiliates and stakeholders generally who are unable to attend the conference.

Scholarship Inclusions:

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation (at a hotel nominated by ASHM, for the duration of the conference only)
  • Registration for the conference

All applicants must complete the application form truthfully and advise ASHM if their situation changes. All scholarship holders will be expected to blog or tweet from the conference (according to specific guidelines), provide some content for the conference report and also to participate in one or more report backs after the conference. The nature of the report back will be negotiated with the recipient and be influenced by location and range.

Please Note: Reimbursements cannot be provided for travel, accommodation or registration, that have been already paid for. ASHM will book and pay for these directly to the supplier on your behalf to fulfil the requirements of the grants.


For any queries please contact
Eve Lippmann  |  eve.lippmann@ashm.org.au  |  +61 2 8204 0715


External/Other Scholarship Opportunities

  • There are no current listings here


Current Supporters of the ASHM Scholarship Program​​​​​​

  • ViiV Healthcare
  • ASHM