AVAC: Call for 2017 Fellows

AVAC is announcing a call for applications for 2017 Advocacy Fellows, join the 50 Fellows and alumni of the program!

About the Program
Goal of AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows program: to expand the capacity of advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation of proven interventions worldwide.


  • Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or interested in advocacy around biomedical 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 with key populations, such as adolescent girls and young women, sex workers, gay men, other men who have sex with men and transgender women and people who inject drugs.
  • Based in low- and middle-income countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research is planned and/or where implementation of combination prevention packages is planned, ongoing or emerging.
  • 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 or related advocacy.

The Fellows program focuses on low- and middle-income countries where clinical research on HIV vaccines, microbicides, multi-purpose prevention technologies and cure is planned or ongoing and/or where there is implementation or plans for rollout for newer proven interventions such as voluntary medical male circumcision, PrEP, early treatment, rings, high impact combination prevention packages that combine biomedical strategies for population impact, and where the links between sexual and reproductive health and HIV risk for women are being studied.

Please visit www.avac.org/pxrd to identify countries where research and implementation is ongoing or planned and to learn more about the research.

The submission deadline for Advocacy Fellows applications is Monday, 15 August 2016.

Download application materials at www.avac.org/fellows-application-materials

Register for the call here.

If you have any questions about the Fellows program or the application process, please email fellows@avac.org.