2023/2024 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Program at the Global Brain Health Institute.
The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI provides innovative training, networking, and support to emerging leaders focused on improving brain health and reducing the impact of dementia in their local communities and on a global scale. It is one of seven global Atlantic Fellows programs to promote fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.
Join a diverse community of over 170 Atlantic Fellows from 46 countries dedicated to protecting the world’s aging populations from threats to brain health.
- The program is for people from a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, sciences, economics, policy, medicine, journalism, community-based practice and much more.
- Whatever the discipline, we are looking for individuals working in the area of brain health and dementia who have great ideas, enthusiasm and leadership potential.
- Furthermore, the ideal fellow is someone who engages across disciplines, breaks down traditional barriers, and is committed to resolving issues around the inequities in brain health and dementia around the world.
Eligibility Criteria/Expectations of Applicants
- Willingness and availability to complete 12 months of education in residence, full-time, in San Francisco (USA) or Dublin (Ireland)
- Long-term commitment to the values, mission, and goals of the program
- The ability to bring creative and relevant projects to fruition
- Ideas that could transform the global brain health environment in vulnerable communities
- Proficiency in English
- Successful completion of field-specific terminal degree and associated training as applicable
- Willingness and ability to travel internationally as required.
Atlantic Fellows at GBHI join the full-time, residential program for 12 months at either the University of California, San Francisco (USA) or Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). This is a paid fellowship.
- Fellows engage in interdisciplinary learning sessions related to brain health, dementia, and health equity including: neuroscience, health economics, social determinants of health, health policy, etc.
- Through observational, case-based and experiential learning fellows gain insight into the lived experience of people with dementia in clinical and community-based settings, and engage in projects aimed at advancing brain health.
- Fellows will develop skills that can help them succeed in acquiring funding for their future work, and improve public speaking and other forms of dissemination of ideas.
- Fellows receive leadership training aimed at setting them up to be a transformative influence on brain health around the world.
- Learn more about the approach to learning and program structure.
Career Development and Pilot Funding
Throughout the program and beyond fellows will receive career mentorship from faculty at GBHI and in their local community. Mentors will help fellows to realize their goals and be transformative and will assist them in applying for competitive pilot awards of up to $25,000 to begin an ambitious project in their home community.
Becoming an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI doesn’t end upon completion of the program
Applications are competitively reviewed and select applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews are by invitation only. All applicants are notified of their interview status by email.
- Online application
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statements of Purpose
- Applicants will be required to write thoughtful and succinct responses related to their interest in the program and future goals.
- Two letters of support
- Letters are required to demonstrate regional commitment to an applicant’s success. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate leadership potential and have a support network beyond the Global Brain Health Institute. Specifically, GBHI seeks applicants with robust support networks committed to the future career and ambition of the applicant upon return to the Atlantic Fellow’s home community. These support networks may include current and past partners, institutions, organizations, employers and groups.
Note that all times are based on Dublin, Ireland local time (IST, GMT + 1).
|Application Deadline||October 5, 2022 by 11:59pm IST|
|Letters of Support Deadline||October 11, 2022 by 11:59pm IST|
|Interview Notifications||January 25, 2023|
|Status Notifications||May 1, 2023|
|Program Start||August 25, 2023|
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