Dr. Robert Carr passed away suddenly at the age of 48 in early 2011, a loss that shocked human rights advocates all over the world. In the months after his death, ICASO worked with partners to establish the Robert Carr Research Award and Memorial Lecture at the biannual International AIDS Conference as a tribute to his legacy. The Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have advanced human rights as part of the global response to AIDS. Robert was particularly passionate about the need for cross-disciplinary research to inform policy and advocacy efforts. It is this passion that ICASO, Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC), the International AIDS Society (IAS), and the Center for Public Health and Human Rights (CPHHR) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wished to honour by establishing the Robert Carr Research Award.
The Robert Carr Research Award celebrates Robert’s vision of collaboration between community organizations, academic researchers, and advocates to advance human rights-based policies and practices in the AIDS response.
Robert’s commitment to translating findings from research collaborations between community and academic partners into tangible policy development and advocacy efforts is the driving force behind this prize. This year’s winners will be announced at the 24th International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada (AIDS2022) in July 2022 during the biannual Robert Carr Memorial Lecture.
Nominations open to the public
The nominations are open to the public. Anyone can submit a nomination.
The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2022.
Only nominations submitted through the online form will be accepted
The Award aims 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. To be eligible, the nomination must demonstrate how the project 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 equally involved in designing the study, collecting and analyzing the data and disseminating the results.
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.
For the 2022 edition, preference will be given to projects that address issues of racialization and/or migration and HIV.
Components of the Award
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 the community and one representative from academia)
Invitation to deliver the keynote address for the Robert Carr Memorial Lecture and presentation of the Award
ICASO coordinates the Robert Carr Research Award. Any questions about nominating procedures or eligibility may be directed by email. For more information on the Award and lecture, please visit ICASO.