The 7th ICAAP is committed to making the Congress accessible to as many people as possible, especially from the diverse communities in Asia and the Pacific region. A substantial scholarship fund-raising effort is underway with the intention to provide a fund of approximately 40 million yen.
The 7th ICAAP Scholarship Program will help bring delegates to the Congress including persons from developing countries, educators, care givers, health professionals, researchers, community workers, journalists and people living with HIV/AIDS. The majority of scholarships will be partial, and successful applicants will be informed around April 10, 2005. Scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to seek multiple sources of support for their attendance at the 7th ICAAP. Preference for selection criteria will be given to those who can demonstrate their ability to contribute to the Congress and then share their knowledge with others in their region, and can represent the population of the community where they work.
Although we will make every effort to assist as many people as possible to attend, we regret that the number of scholarships that will be allocated is limited.

 How to Apply
Complete both the Registration Form and the Scholarship Application Form on the website and submit them with required documents mentioned below before January 12, 2005. If you are submitting an abstract/proposal, be sure to enclose the Abstract/Proposal Submission Form as well, as only abstract/proposal submitted together with the Scholarship Applications will be given consideration when making the decision of the successful applicants.
The Scholarship Application Form must be submitted via website, post or courier service. Faxed or e-mailed applications will NOT be accepted.

Documents Required
1)
Scholarship Application Form (via website, post or courier service)
2)
Registration Form (via website, post or courier service)
3)
A letter of recommendation from your employer, AIDS Organization, or your support group with a contact name, e-mail address and telephone number. (via post or courier service, NOT via website)
*No application will be considered without this letter.

Deadline: January 5, 2005
extended to January 12, 2005Now Closed
*Please note that applications must be RECEIVED by the Secretariat by the deadline.
*All applicants must possess valid passports. Please obtain a valid passport in advance because it might be too late if you apply after you receive the results of acceptance for the Scholarship.

For inquiries : info_icaap7@secretariat.ne.jp