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Applications open for 2020 Advocacy Fellows program [AVAC]

By Erica Lessem | 09 Aug, 2019

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Apply Now to Become a 2020 Fellow

*August 8, 2019*

Dear Advocate,

AVAC is pleased to announce its *call for* *applications for the 2020
Advocacy Fellows*—leading us into the next decade of the program!


*The submission deadline for Advocacy Fellows applications is 20 September.*

Seventy Fellows have moved through the program in its first 10 years, many
of whom have gone on to become leaders in the HIV movement in their
communities, countries and globally. As AVAC prepares for our 2020 Fellows
Program, watch this space for information about activities and an
evaluation marking 10 years of impact on HIV prevention advocacy and to
chart the way forward for the program.

*About the Program*
AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows Program
in 2009 to expand the capacity of advocates and organizations to
accelerate, shape and monitor biomedical HIV prevention research and
implementation worldwide. At AVAC, we believe effective and sustainable
advocacy grows out of work that reflects organizational and individual
interests, priorities and partnerships. The Fellows Program is guided by
these principals.

The Advocacy Fellows Program supports emerging and mid-career advocates as
they design and implement advocacy projects focused on HIV prevention
research and implementation activities in their countries and communities.
These projects address locally identified gaps and priorities. 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 or related advocacy. Host organizations are critical
partners in the program and Fellows’ projects can be an opportunity for an
organization to further develop its own work in this field.

The Fellows Program focuses on low- and middle-income countries where clinical
research on new biomedical HIV prevention options or HIV cure is planned or
or where there is demonstrated need for implementation of proven
interventions including the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive

*HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellows are:*

   - Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or
   interested in advocacy around HIV prevention.
   - Individuals with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and
   AIDS, public health, international development or women’s rights.
   - Key populations such as young women, sex workers, gay men, other men
   who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs and
   those living with HIV.
   - Based in low- and middle-income countries
   biomedical HIV prevention or cure clinical research is planned and/or where
   implementation of multi-intervention prevention packages is planned,
   ongoing or emerging.
   - Fluent English speakers.

*Learn More*
Prospective applicants or host organizations who want to learn more or have
questions are encouraged to:

   - Watch two videos featuring past Fellows reflecting on their experience
   and here

   - Download the 2020 Advocacy Fellows Information Packet and application
   materials here

   - Visit AVAC's Fellows page
   more information on the application process and to learn more about current
   and alumni Fellows.
   - Email the team at <>.
   - Join an informational conference call
   learn more about the program: 22 August at *8am New York / 9am Rio / 2pm
   Johannesburg / 3pm Nairobi / 6pm Mumbai*. (Visit *www.timeanddate.com*
   confirm the time in your time zone.)


*Applications are due by 20 SEPTEMBER.*

Please share this information with your networks and we look forward to
receiving your application.


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