2020 AVAC Advocacy Fellowship Program for Emerging Advocates on HIV Prevention
Deadline: September 20, 2019.
The Advocacy Fellows Program is designed to support emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement creative, context-specific advocacy projects focused on HIV prevention research and implementation in their countries and communities. Advocacy Fellows carry out their projects while based at “Host Organisations” in their respective countries.
The Advocacy Fellows Program seeks the following:
- Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or interested in advocacy around HIV prevention research and implementation, particularly the areas described in question (3).
- Individuals with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and AIDS, public health, medicine, international development, women’s rights, communications, or advocacy with key populations, such as sex workers, LGBTQ individuals and drug users.
- Individuals based in low- and middle-income countries with high HIV burdens and where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research is planned or ongoing and/or where there is current work on implementation of new preventions strategies.
- Those proficient in the English language. Applications are encouraged from all countries where prevention research is ongoing or rolling out, however the Advocacy Fellow and key staff at his/her Organisation must be able to communicate with AVAC staff in English.
- Demonstrated awareness of and willingness to learn about ongoing prevention research and implementation in their respective countries, although extensive knowledge in biomedical HIV prevention is not required.
- They must also be able to demonstrate strategic analysis of how Fellows Program activities will relate to local prevention landscapes.
- Full-time compensation for the Fellow, small project budget and technical assistance from AVAC for 12 months.
- Mentoring and capacity building in biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation advocacy from AVAC for both Advocacy Fellows and Host Organisations.
- Connection to a global network of biomedical HIV prevention research advocates including current and former Advocacy Fellows, researchers, civil society leaders and other individuals and/or organisations working in similar fields.
- 2020 Advocacy Fellows Program – Application
- Information Packet
- Resources & Recommended Reading for Prospective Applicants
- Frequently Asked Questions from Host Organizations about the Fellows Program
- Host Commitment Form