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AVAC launches call for applications for 2012 Advocacy Fellowships

5/23/11

May 2011

Dear
Advocates,

AVAC is
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.

The
submission deadline for the Advocacy Fellowship applications is Monday, July
15, 2011.

Visit
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.

The Advocacy
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.

HIV
Prevention Research Advocacy Fellows are:

  • Emerging
    or mid-career community leaders and advocates interested in building their
    skills in understanding and advocating around HIV prevention research

  • Individuals
    with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and AIDS, public
    health, international development, women's rights, communications and/or
    advocacy

  • Based
    in developing countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research
    is planned or ongoing or medical male circumcision for HIV prevention is
    being introduced

  • Able
    to collaborate with English-speaking mentors

Fellows
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.

Interested
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:

Informational
Call: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

9am EDT USA / 8am Lima /
11am Rio / 3pm South Africa / 4pm East Africa / 8pm India

(Visit www.timeanddate.com
to confirm the time in your time zone.)

If
you would like to join the call please register here.

Learn
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
projects.

All
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
email fellows@avac.org.

We hope
you'll share this information with your partners, and we look forward to
receiving your application!

Best,
AVAC

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