Scholars Program

Applications for Cohort 5 are now closed! This cohort will be the FINAL cohort in the scholars program. If you have any questions about the Scholar Program contact

Congratulations to our first four Cohorts! Cohort 4 members are wrapping up their projects. Learn more about Cohort 4's projects.

Cohort members will be expected to:

  • Attend monthly scheduled program meetings (online/remotely)
  • Meet (online or other) with assigned mentor(s) monthly and as needed dependent on project needs
  • Implement agreed upon project within the candidate’s local community
  • Present outcomes of project at conclusion of program

This is an inter-professional program that seeks applicants with clinical or community-based organization experience. It is open to individuals from any discipline (nursing, social work, pharmacy, medicine, physical therapy, psychology, dentistry, audiology, etc.) as well as people aging with HIV, advocates, peer navigators, case managers, home health workers, substance use counselors, hospice specialists or  administrators. Individuals should have access to an organization, agency or group that serves people aging with HIV and/or at-risk of HIV, or an organization that works with older adults. Previous experience in HIV and/or aging/gerontology is preferred but not required. We are especially seeking individuals with experience or the ability to implement a project in underserved or under-represented communities. At this time, we are unable to accept international applicants.

Using a cohort-based model, selected candidates will participate in a six-month program that involves education on different aspects of HIV and aging, skills building on advocacy and leadership development. Participants will have the opportunity to implement a project related to various aspects of HIV and aging within their local community and/or organization. The program will culminate in the presentation of the project and the opportunity to share findings via ANAC’s national dissemination pathways (may include presentation at ANAC’s national conference and/or publication in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC).

Scholars who complete the program will receive:

  • HIV & Aging Scholars certificate
  • Two-year ANAC membership
  • Recognition at ANAC annual conference
  • $100 Amazon gift card
  • Eligible for up to 15 contact hours of nursing continuing education

Important dates for Cohort 5:

  • Applications close: May 19
  • Online orientation date: July 9

ANAC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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