Funding brief: The overall goal of the Program is to expand and strengthen the capacity of civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens.
The Advocacy Fellows Program pairs emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention research and implementation of new prevention interventions.
Donor Name: AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)
Funding name: AVAC 2018 Advocacy Fellows Program
● Phase 1:8th, September, 2017
● Phase 2: 19th, October, 2017
Funding details link: http://www.avac.org/application-process-background
● 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 Organizations.
● 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 organizations working in similar fields.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: 1st, April, 2018
Project duration: 12 months (1st, April, 2018 to 31st, March, 2019).
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: 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 (such as voluntary medical male circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, early treatment and “combination prevention” packages.) Advocates can also develop proposals that seek to catalyze plans and policies in countries where little activity on these issues has happened to date. Please visit www.avac.org/pxrd, www.avac.org/trial-map and specific resources noted in the appendix to identify countries where research and implementation is ongoing or planned.
● 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 Organization 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.
Eligible Country: Low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens.
Submission mail: email@example.com
Other important link:
● Form: http://www.avac.org/resource/2018-avac-advocacy-fellows-program-instructions-and-forms
● Host commitment form: http://www.avac.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/2018_Host_Commitment_Form.docx
● Information packet: http://www.avac.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/2018_Information_Packet.pdf
● Resources & Recommended Reading for Prospective 2018: http://www.avac.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/2018_Fellows_Resources.pdf
● FAQ: http://www.avac.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/2018_Host_FAQ.pdf
● Secondary Partner Organization Commitment Form: http://www.avac.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/2018%20Secondary_Partner_Commitment_Form.docx
● Flyer: http://www.avac.org/sites/default/files/u3/2018_Fellows_Flyer.pdf
How to apply: There are three ways that a candidate may submit his/her application (please choose one)
● Online by filling out an application at this link https://goo.gl/forms/223yTejyhatmE56T2 If you choose to submit online, please read the special instructions in the online form. Also, note that you MUST submit your CV/Resume and Letter of Support via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
● Downloading and completing this form and all relevant documents – submitting via email to email@example.com .
● Downloading and completing this form – submitting via FAX to +1 646.365.3452
Option 1 (Online) or Option 2 (via email) are preferred. However, if this is a barrier, we will consider legible handwritten forms that are FAXed in. Please submit all attachments as PDF or Word, no photo attachments (e.g., jpeg, bmp) will be considered.
● Applications from individuals who do not have a Host Organization will be considered, however priority will be given to applicants who have a Host Organization and have submitted all required supporting documentation at the time of their application.
● Applicants who propose existing AVAC grantees as Host Organizations will only be considered in specific circumstances – please reach out to AVAC at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss BEFORE applying.
● For applicants proposing a project on research advocacy, please see Questions 6 and 7 in the Frequently Asked Questions for Host Organizations and Question 16 in the Information Packet that describe the process and additional documentation required, at avac.org/fellows-application-materials
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