MAC AIDS Fund Leadership Initiative Fellowships

In response to the critical need to catalyze and support emerging leaders in HIV/AIDS prevention in South Africa, the MAC AIDS Fund Leadership Initiative (MAFLI) was launched in collaboration with Columbia University and UCLA in 2007. In 2009, they were joined by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa.

The Leadership Initiative is a one-year program designed to cultivate emerging leaders in South Africa who – working in partnership with their Sponsoring Institutions – will make major, sustainable contributions to HIV/AIDS prevention in the context of gender equality. The MAFLI is now accepting Fellowship applications from emerging leaders who are based in South African organizations and who want to develop and implement HIV prevention plans that can be integrated and sustained in those organizations.

The applicant should be an employee of the Sponsoring Institution, must be a South African citizen or permanent resident, and can be in either an early or later phase of her/his professional career. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. This program is not intended for persons with doctoral degrees. Fellows will be immersed in an intensive five-week HIV/AIDS prevention training in KwaZulu-Natal from 25 July to 26 August, 2011. Fellows will then receive pilot funds, mentoring, and other support to launch their HIV/AIDS prevention plans in South Africa.

The deadline for applications is 23 May 2011. For further information and application, visit our website.

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