• The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) – as a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STIs), established in 2015 the ASHM Scholarship Program that 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 to support their continuing professional development.
  • The ASHM Scholarships Program is managed by our Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) award-winning ASHM Conference and Events Division who manages all the logistics for ASHM’s internal conferences and education courses as well as providing guidance in a range of other ASHM activities.
  • Scholarships are 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, with details are provided with each round.​ 
  • Members of the scholarship committee are drawn from a pool of 'late' career individuals from different states, organisations and disciplines. Secretariat provided by ASHM Conference Division. The Scholarship Committee will be asked to commit for a period of 2-3 years and during that time will not be eligible to apply for scholarships from this program.
  • Since 2015, scholarships have been awarded to HIV S100 prescribers (GP/primary care), sexual health physicians, hospital-based specialists managing HIV, HIV nurses and community pharmacists – who all are required to report back to colleagues and peers with their key learnings from the conferences shared in the format of a blog with content focusing on translating science into clinical practice.
  • These are made available on our ASHM Report Back website


Become a sponsor of the ASHM Scholarship Program supporting continuing professional development of the health workforce


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 more information, Download the ASHM Scholarship Program's Sponsorship Prospectus 2019



2019 Scholarship Opportunities




2019 Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference

16-19 September 2019

Perth, WA

Scholarship application portals are open!

ASHM is pleased to offer the HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Scholarships. Included in the Scholarship is registration to attend the 2019 HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference in  Perth, return flexible economy airfare and accommodation. The Scholarship is open to Clinicians and Nurses with scholarship applications closing on Friday 7 June 2019.


For clinicians, apply here.

For nurses, apply here.


You can visit their website for more information on the HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference.


EACS European AIDS Conference

November 6-9 November 2019

Basel, Switzerland

Scholarship application portal opening soon



To be added to the mailing list to receive a notification when applications are open, please email

For any further information please contact us at +61 2 8204 0770 or email at


Past Scholarship Opportunities

See below for past scholarship recipients and also download the ASHM Annual Report 2016-2017 or ASHM Annual Report 2017-2018 to see recipients from that period.

For any queries please  |  +61 2 8204 0770


ASHM Educational Scholarships for IAS 2019 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered scholarships for IAS 2019 (21 - 24 July in Mexico) with scholarship applications closed on Friday 12 April 2019. 


ASHM Educational Scholarships for APACC 2019 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered scholarships for APACC 2019 (27 - 29 June in Hong Kong, China) with scholarship applications closed on Thursday 21 February 2019. 


ASHM Educational Scholarship for CROI 2019 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered scholarships for CROI 2019 (4 - 7 March in Seattle, Washington) with scholarship applications closed on Friday 11 January 2019. 


ASHM Educational Scholarships for IUSTIAP 2018 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered scholarships for IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress (1 - 3 November 2018, Auckland NZ) with scholarship applications closing on Sunday 26 August 2018.


ASHM Educational Scholarships for VH18 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered scholarships for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities; people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; people currently or previously living with chronic hepatitis (who work in viral hepatitis) to attend 2018 Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference (24 - 26 September in Sydney Australia) with scholarship applications closed on Thursday 12 July 2018.


ASHM Educational Scholarships for HIVAUS 2018 [Alere Education Scholarships for Pacific Island based Clinicians; NOW CLOSED]

ASHM was pleased to again offer the Alere Educational Scholarship to support the continued learning of healthcare workers in the HIV and sexual health field within the Pacific. Included in the Alere Educational Scholarship is registration to attend the 2018 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference, return economy airfare, accommodation and per diem. The Scholarship is open to laboratory scientists and other healthcare professionals working in HIV and sexual health in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands with scholarship applications closed on Friday 27 July 2018.

ASHM further offered scholarships for 2018 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference (24 - 26 September in Sydney Australia) with scholarship applications closing on Sunday 26 August 2018 for Australia based HIV s100 prescriber (GP/Primary care) OR Sexual Health Physician OR Hospital Based Specialists managing HIV.


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. Read their Report Back


ASHM Educational Scholarship for APACC 2018 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered 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. Read their Report Back


ASHM Educational Scholarship for AIDS 2018 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered 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. Read their Report Back


ASHM Educational Scholarship for HIV Drug Therapy 2018 [NOW CLOSED]

ASHM offered scholarships to attend HIV Drug Therapy from 28 - 31 October in Glasgow with scholarships closing on Sunday 22 April 2018.

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

  • ViiV Healthcare
  • ASHM