Deadline: October 5, 2022
Apply now for the Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health Program at GBHI 2023. 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 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.
Atlantic Fellows at GBHI join the full-time, residential program for 12 months at the University of California, San Francisco (USA) or Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). 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.
- 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 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.
- Fellows become part of a lifelong engaged community which extends and amplifies the impact of the fellowship. The interprofessional and interdisciplinary nature of the program encourages collaborations across sectors and each fellow contributes greatly to the cohort through sharing their experience and expertise.
- 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.
Applications competitively reviewed and select applicants 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.
- 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.