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AVAC launches call for applications for 2013 Advocacy Fellowships
Jun 1st, 2012 - 14:31:40
May 31, 2012
AVAC is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2013 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 Monday, June 25.
The submission deadline for the Advocacy Fellowship applications is Monday, August 6, 2012. Visit the AVAC Fellows page – www.avac.org/fellows – to download application materials.
The goal of AVAC’s HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship is to expand the capacity of advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation worldwide. The Advocacy Fellowship is guided by AVAC’s conviction that effective and sustainable advocacy grows out of work that reflects organizational and individual interests, priorities and partnerships. As such, each Fellow implements a project based on local priorities and context.
The Advocacy Fellowship provides support to emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation activities in their countries and communities. The Advocacy Fellowship program focuses on low and middle-income countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research on vaccines, microbicides and PrEP is planned or ongoing and/or where there are plans for or current work on implementation of voluntary medical male circumcision, treatment as prevention (e.g., expansion of coverage to serodiscordant couples, pregnant women regardless of CD4 cell count, or simply closing the treatment gap for people meeting current WHO criteria), “combination prevention” packages that combine biomedical strategies for population impact and where discussions on the implementation of PrEP demonstration projects are underway. 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 and implementation.
* 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 low and middle-income countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research is planned and/or where implementation of “combination prevention” (as described above) is planned, ongoing or emerging as an advocacy issue.
* 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 2013 Fellowship Information Packet and invited to join an informational conference call:
Informational Call: MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
8am Lima / 9am New York / 10am Rio / 3pm Johannesburg / 4pm Nairobi / 6.30pm Mumbai / 8pm Bangkok
(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 information on the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Advocacy Fellows and their projects.
All 2013 Advocacy Fellowship applications are due by MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012.
If you have any questions about the Fellowship program or the application process, please email fellows (at) avac.org.
We hope you'll share this information with your partners, and we look forward to receiving your application!
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