Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention Research Fellowship for Low & Middle-Income
Advocacy for HIV Prevention is funding HIV prevention research
advocacy fellowship. Full details:
programme at host organizations
HIV prevention research and implementation activities in their
countries and communities
Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
5 August 2013.
Groups): Advocacy fellowship is
Low- and middle-income countries.
No: Not Specified
Advocacy Fellowship is one year, from February 2014 to January 2015.
The Fellow should also plan to spend a few days working closely with
AVAC and their hosts in developing their work plans before the
Fellowship year begins.
and capacity building in biomedical HIV prevention research advocacy
from AVAC for both Advocacy Fellows and Host Organizations.
to a global network of biomedical Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention research advocates
including current and former Advocacy Fellows, researchers, civil
society leaders and other individuals and/or organizations working
in similar fields.
for networking and information sharing with other HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship Fellows
and a broader community of advocates including activists,
scientists, clinical trial staff and other stakeholders working in
fields related to HIV prevention research and implementation.
small stipend and technical assistance for the selected Advocacy
Fellow for the initial development of a detailed work plan (up to
three days over a maximum of two months). This phase takes place
before the official Fellowship year begins.
support and technical assistance from AVAC for project
implementation over 12 months.
includes support for full-time commitment on a Fellowship project
(see next question for more information), a modest budget for
project execution and access to a discretionary fund for specific
travel, infrastructure or and information technology (IT) needs.
note that in some very specific circumstances, Fellows can be
permitted to commit less than 100% to the Fellowships.
must be raised early on in the process.) Overhead administration
costs to the Host Organization to cover costs associated with
hosting a Fellow.
costs are those that are incurred by the organization to administer
the grant that cannot be directly attributed to the Fellowship
activity (for example, proportion of rent, phone, some personnel
costs such as executive director, accounting and administrative
staff time) and calculated as a percentage of the overall grant.
HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship pairs emerging leaders in
advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and
execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention
projects focus primarily on advocacy around biomedical HIV prevention
research (such as clinical trials of vaccines, microbicides,
pre-exposure prophylaxis) or roll out of male circumcision for HIV
projects may also focus on “test and treat” or ARV treatment as
prevention strategies, which are under active discussion in many
receive training, financial support, and technical assistance to plan
and implement a targeted one-year project within host organizations
focused on HIV/AIDS.
Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention research advocacy fellowship seeks
applicants who are:
or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or interested
in advocacy around HIV prevention research and implementation.
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, LGBT people and drug users.
in low- and middle-income countries where biomedical HIV prevention
clinical research is planned or ongoing and/or where there is
current work on implementation of voluntary medical male
circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), treatment as
prevention (e.g., expansion of treatment coverage to serodiscordant
couples, pregnant women regardless of CD4 cell count, or simply
closing the treatment gap for people meeting current WHO criteria),
and “combination prevention” packages that link biomedical
- Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship Advocates
can also develop proposals that seek to catalyze plans and policies
in countries where little activity on these issues has happened to
resources noted in the appendix to identify countries where research
and implementation is ongoing or planned.
to collaborate with English-speaking mentors.
are encouraged from all countries where such research is ongoing or
being rolled out, however the Advocacy Fellow and key staff at
his/her organization must be able to communicate with AVAC staff in
it’s not required to have extensive experience in biomedical HIV
prevention research, successful applicants must demonstrate
awareness of and willingness to learn about ongoing biomedical
prevention research and implementation in their respective
must also be able to demonstrate strategic analysis of how
Fellowship related activities will relate to this work.
Applications are due on Monday, 5 August 2013.
will be notified whether they have advanced to the next round in End
August 2013. Selected advocacy fellows will be notified on end
is important to read the application procedure, and visit the
official website (link found below) for detailed information on how
to apply for this scholarship.
forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website
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