Fellows Program

Learn About the Fellows Program

Building capacity for individuals and organizations

We’re pleased to announce the inaugural year of our HIV Policy Research Fellows Program. The Fellows Program seeks to enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations to develop, monitor, and shape policies that impact statewide and local HIV prevention and treatment.

Join Us!

Please contact us to find out more

In northern California email Emily Arnold at UCSF. In southern California email Ayako Miyashita at UCLA.

Applications are now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply?

The Fellows Program provides policy research training and education to individuals affiliated with HIV-related community-based organizations. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated an interest in policy research; have at least two years of experience in the HIV field; and have demonstrated cultural competence with respect to communities disproportionately impacted by HIV.

Who benefits from the program?

You, your organization and your community. As an HIV Policy Fellow you will have the opportunity to learn from leading scholars and community advocates across the state of California. The organization you work for will also benefit from your participation as they receive a stipend for your participation and gain a partner in policy analysis and policy research. The communities your organization serves also benefit by having a trusted partner to help identify and address policy issues on the ground.

I live in California, but am affiliated with an agency outside of California. Can they still sponsor me as a fellow?

Unfortunately, they would not be able to serve as your sponsor. All agencies that sponsor a fellow must be located within the state of California. Because our centers are located in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and fellows are expected to spend time at our centers, fellows must also be within travel distance of these locations.

Do fellows have to be employed by the sponsoring agency? Can they be otherwise affiliated as CAB members or volunteers?

The fellows do not have to be employees of the sponsoring agency. However, since each agency that sponsors a fellow will be given $1,000/month, we will require that a formal arrangement be made that allows for the fellow to be compensated for their time working on the fellowship (e.g. via a monthly stipend).

Will I have to pay my own travel costs if I am selected as a fellow?

Each sponsoring agency is given $1,000 per month for the 2-year fellowship term. Any expenses incurred by the fellow during the fellowship, including travel costs, should be paid for by the sponsoring agency with this monthly payment.

I am the Executive Director of my agency and would like to apply to be a fellow. Do I still need to get a letter of support from the ED of my agency (i.e., myself)?

If you are the Executive Director of your agency and wish to apply for the fellowship, please submit a letter of support from the Chair of the agency’s Board of Directors.

Who can I talk to if I have additional questions?

In the Northern part of California, email Emily Arnold at emily.arnold@ucsf.edu. In the Southern part of California, email AJ King at adenking@luskin.ucla.edu.

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