AVAC launches call for applications for 2012 Advocacy Fellowships
pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2012 HIV Prevention Research Advocacy
Fellowship Program. This update provides information on the
Advocacy Fellowship program and details for an upcoming informational call to
be held on Wednesday, June 1.
submission deadline for the Advocacy Fellowship applications is Monday, July
the AVAC Fellows page – http://www.avac.org/fellows
– to download application materials.
The goal of
AVAC”s HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship is to expand the capacity of
civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape
biomedical HIV prevention research and related implementation worldwide. The
Advocacy Fellowship is guided by the belief that effective and sustainable
advocacy grows out of work that reflects organizational and individual
interests and priorities.
Fellowship provides support to emerging and mid-career advocates in
developing countries to design and implement advocacy projects focused on
biomedical HIV prevention research activities in their countries and
communities. The Advocacy Fellowship is primarily focused on countries where
biomedical prevention research is planned or ongoing. Advocacy Fellows carry
out their projects while based at host organizations that are active partners
in the Fellowship process.
Prevention Research Advocacy Fellows are:
or mid-career community leaders and advocates interested in building their
skills in understanding and advocating around HIV prevention research
with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and AIDS, public
health, international development, women's rights, communications and/or
in developing countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research
is planned or ongoing or medical male circumcision for HIV prevention is
to collaborate with English-speaking mentors
receive training, full-time financial support and technical assistance to plan
and implement a targeted one-year project within host organizations working in
HIV/AIDS and/or advocacy. The Fellowship builds the capacity of both the Fellow
and the respective host organization in HIV prevention research advocacy.
in learning more about the Fellowship Program?
Prospective applicants or host
organizations who want to learn more about this program or have questions about
the application process are encouraged to read the 2012
Fellowship Information Packet and invited to join an
informational conference call:
Call: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
9am EDT USA / 8am Lima /
11am Rio / 3pm South Africa / 4pm East Africa / 8pm India
to confirm the time in your time zone.)
about the current Advocacy Fellows and their projects
2012 is the third year of the Advocacy Fellowship. Visit AVAC's
Fellows page for more on the 2010 and 2011 Advocacy Fellows and their
2012 Advocacy Fellowship applications are due by FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011.
If you have
any questions about the Fellowship program or the application process, please
you'll share this information with your partners, and we look forward to
receiving your application!