HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program
With support from the Open Society Institute, the SSRC's HIV/AIDS Program supported a pilot fellowship program providing funding opportunities for African researchers to carry out research on improving public health policy responses to the pandemic. In November 2006 eleven fellows from five of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa received awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for research on HIV/AIDS related to sexual violence and caregiving. Fellowship awards included participation in a research and capacity-strengthening seminar held in Durban, South Africa, in December 2006. Discussion focused on the interaction between public health policy at the global and local levels and on new conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches for assessing public health and HIV-related policies and programs.