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AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention invites applications for 2012 Advocacy Fellowship project. The project is aimed at supporting the emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on biomedical HIV prevention research and related implementation activities in their countries and communities.

Advocacy Fellows carry out their projects while based at Host Organisations that are active partners in the Fellowship process.

Goal of the HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship

The overall goal of the Advocacy Fellowship is to expand the capacity of civil society advocates and organisations to monitor, support, and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and related implementation worldwide. The Advocacy Fellowship is guided by the belief that effective, sustainable advocacy grows out of work that reflects organisational and individual interests and priorities.

Fellowship Support

The Fellowship provides:

Mentoring and capacity building
Connection to a global network
Opportunities for networking and information sharing
A small stipend and technical assistance
Financial support and technical assistance
Overhead to the Host Organisation to cover costs associated with hosting a Fellow.


The HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship seeks applicants who are:

- Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or interested in HIV prevention research advocacy.

- Individuals with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and AIDS, public health, medicine, international development, women’s rights, communications, or advocacy

- Based in developing countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research is planned or ongoing or medical male circumcision for HIV prevention is being introduced.

- Able to collaborate with English-speaking mentors. Applications are encouraged from all countries where such research is ongoing or being rolled out; however the Advocacy Fellow and key staff at his/her organisation must be able to communicate with AVAC staff in English.

About the 2011 Advocacy Fellows

2011 is the second year of the Advocacy Fellowship. The 2011 Fellows were selected from a pool of over 60 applicants from 17 countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America. The applications received were very strong, reflecting a range of interests and perspectives. Meet the six individuals who have been selected for AVAC’s 2011 Advocacy Fellowship program:

Grace Kamau at the Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme, Kenya
Oliver Kanene at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Zambia
Brian Kanyemba at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), South Africa
Leader Kanyiki at Sonke Gender Justice Forum, South Africa
Simon K’Ondiek at the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS), Kenya
Sylvia Nakasi at the Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations (UNASO), Uganda

Deadline for submitting the application is July 15, 2011

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  1. how to apply this advocacy felloship

  2. how to apply this fellowship scholarship

  3. Hello, I am Stella from Papua New Guinea and I just learnt about this felloship. I work with young people from rural Papua New Guinea villages and I am, very much interested in the fellowship. can you update me on the next fellowship so I can apply?

    Thank you so much

  4. Hallow,
    Am a Kenyan working at a regional level supervising HIV and AIDs activities in the North Rift as a programme officer. kindly brief me as to when the next fellowship will be so that i apply.

  5. Hi am samson from Kenya working in HIV project am interested in the scholarship programmes please keep me posted for the fellowships you have for me to apply.


  6. Hellow, My name is Joe Colati and I’m currently the Advocacy Coordinator for Fiji Network for People living with HIV. I would be grateful if I can be brief if Fiji (Pacific Is) is applicable for this fellowship meeting. I would love to, to be part of this meeting..

    With many thanks,

  7. Hello i am jyotshana gautam from nepal. I am doin my masters in micro biology,for my thesis programme i am planning to do research in HIV/AIDS. Can i be able to get this fellowship .


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