Established in 2014, The Robert Carr Research Award recognizes a research project conducted by a community-academic partnership that has led to evidence-based programs and/or influenced policies in the field of HIV to guide a human rights-based response.

The Award consists of the following components:

  • Coverage of travel expenses and conference registration fees to attend the International AIDS Conference for two awardees (one representative from community and one representative from academia)
  • Certificate and Award “art”
  • Invitation to deliver the keynote address for the Robert Carr Memorial Lecture and presentation of the Award.

The aim of the prize is to highlight a research project conducted by a community-academia partnership in which all partners were equally involved in designing the study, collecting and analyzing the data and disseminating the results, and which has led to evidence-based programs and/or influenced policies in the field of HIV.

To be eligible for the Award, the research project must meet the following criteria:

  • The research project has been conducted by a community-academia partnership in which all partners were at least equally involved in designing the study, collecting and analyzing the data and disseminating the results. Projects which were community-led are preferred.
  • The research project has led to evidence-based programs and/or influenced policies in the field of HIV to guide a human rights-based response to HIV.

The 2018 nominations for the Robert Carr Research Award are open to the public from February 1st until March 31st.