Deadline: October 2, 2023
Applications are open for the AVAC Advocacy Fellows Program 2024. Achieving successful HIV prevention relies on programs and research shaped by communities and grounded by their needs and priorities. Skilled and informed community advocates drive this process.
AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows Program expands and strengthens the capacity of civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries facing substantial HIV burdens.
The program provides intensive support to emerging and mid-career advocates to execute advocacy projects addressing locally identified gaps and priorities. Fellows receive comprehensive training, financial backing, and technical assistance to strategize and execute a targeted 18-month project hosted by an organization within their country.
What’s New in 2024?
While HIV biomedical prevention advocacy remains central, we encourage projects with a strong focus on health equity, structural considerations, and links to TB, STIs, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Advocacy projects related to pandemic prevention, preparedness and response are also welcomed.
- Open to emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates who want to advance their advocacy skills and advocate for HIV, SRHR, STI, TB, and pandemic prevention and preparedness.
- Individuals with experience or education in HIV or public health, or in advocacy for key populations (e.g., sex workers, LGBTQIA+ individuals, pregnant individuals, people who use drugs) or for social and economic justice.
- Based in low- and middle-income countries with substantial HIV burdens and ongoing HIV prevention research or introduction of new interventions.
- Note that for 2024 fellowships, priority focus lies in Eastern and Southern Africa.
- Proficient in written and spoken English.
Applications are due by 2 October 2023, and 2024 Fellowships will run from April 2024 through September 2025.
Download the application and supporting materials:
- 2024 AVAC Advocacy Fellows Application Form
- Program Information Packet
- Quick Guide for Applicants
- Resources and Recommended Reading for Prospective Applicants
- Host Organisation: Frequently Asked Questions
- Tips for Approaching a Prospective Host Organization
- Host Commitment Form
Submit all documents to [email protected]
For more information, visit AVAC Advocacy Fellowship.