The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation announce the 2006 Price Fellowships for HIV Prevention program. The Price Fellowships program offers the opportunity to three individuals from community-based and/or non-governmental organizations (CBO/NGOs), committed to preventing HIV infection, to work closely for one month with health professionals at CDC.
Recognizing the vital contributions of CBOs/NGOs and their role as partners in a national HIV/AIDS prevention strategy, the Price Fellowships for HIV Prevention is designed to:
- provide CDC with expertise and different perspectives about the prevention activities, organizational structure and capacity, and experiences of CBOs/NGOs;
- provide three CBO/NGO representatives an opportunity to;
- complete a self-directed project relevant to a specified area of HIV prevention
- learn more about HIV prevention at the national level;
- facilitate an exchange about important HIV/AIDS prevention issues between three CBO representatives and CDC personnel, state and local health department representatives, and other CBO leaders in the United States.
Individuals meeting the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
- Paid employee currently working for a community-based organization, a not-for-profit organization, or a non-governmental organization in the United States and its territories.
- A minimum of two years experience working in HIV prevention and an understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention at the local, state, and national level. Volunteers are not currently eligible for the Price Fellowship.
- The ability to articulate community concerns and have the confidence to voice such concerns in a constructive manner to CDC staff. Applicants should also be interested in developing better working relationships with governmental agencies, and have the ambition and interest to pursue the Fellowship objectives as well as personal objectives related to this opportunity. If an applicant is selected for the Fellowship and should change employment before the Fellowship begins, their new employer must support their participation in the Fellowship.
- Persons working for an international CBO/NGO are currently not eligible to apply for this Fellowship.
The individuals selected as Price Fellows spend four weeks (July 31-August 25, 2006) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, working with CDC staff. Each Fellow is assigned a mentor to assist in guiding their prevention project.
To obtain a written description detailing the Price Fellowship program and an application form please contact the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) by calling 1-800-458-5231 and request that document number E279 be mailed to you. For the program description and application to be faxed to you via an automated fax-on-demand service, call 1-800-458-5231; choose option 2, and request document number 5007. These materials are also available electronically at www.cdcfoundation.org/fellowships/price/index.aspx. Completed applications will need to be received by April 21, 2006 (No Faxed or E-mailed applications will be accepted).
Specific questions about the application process and the Fellowship program may be directed to:
Phyllis K. Storch, MPH, CHES
Health Education Specialist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NCHSTP, DHAP-IRS, CBB
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop E-40
Atlanta, GA 30333