Atlantic Fellows programme for Equity in Brain Health

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Deadline: September 25th 2023 : Atlantic Fellows programme for Equity in Brain Health

Title: Atlantic Fellows Programme for Equity in Brain Health
Organisation: Global Brain Health Institute
Fund/Benefit: $25,000
Deadline: 25th September 2023
Eligible countries: All countries

The Atlantic Fellows programme for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI offers cutting-edge training, networking opportunities, and support to up-and-coming leaders who are committed to enhancing brain health and lessening the effects of dementia both locally and globally.


The Atlantic Fellows programme for Equity in Brain Health is one of seven global Atlantic Fellows programmes aimed at fostering more inclusive, equitable, and healthy societies.

People from a wide range of fields, including the arts, sciences, economics, policy, medical, media, community-based practise, and much more, are welcome to apply to the programme. Whatever the field, they are seeking people with excellent ideas, zeal, and leadership potential who are working in the field of dementia and brain health. Additionally, the ideal fellow is someone who connects across disciplines, dismantles conventional barriers, and is dedicated to addressing problems related to global disparities in brain health and dementia.


  • Curriculum
  • Neuroscience, health economics, social determinants of health, health policy, and other interdisciplinary fields are covered in the learning sessions that fellows participate in linked to brain health, dementia, and health equality.
  • Fellows engage in initiatives focused at promoting brain health while gaining insight into the lived experience of people with dementia in clinical and community-based settings through observational, case-based, and experiential learning.
  • Fellows will strengthen their public speaking and other kinds of idea distribution as well as acquire skills that will help them be successful in securing funds for their future work.
  • Fellows undergo leadership training designed to position them to have a profound impact on brain health globally.

Career Advancement and Pilot Grants

  • Fellows will get professional mentoring from professors at GBHI and in their local community during the programme and beyond. Mentors will support fellows in applying for competitive pilot funds of up to $25,000 to start a large-scale initiative in their local community. They will also help fellows realise their goals and be transformative.

Lifelong Companionship

  • The process of becoming an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI continues after the programme is over. In fact, the fellows join an active community for the rest of their lives, extending and enhancing the impact of the fellowship. The program’s interdisciplinary and interprofessional structure promotes cross-sector interactions, and each fellow significantly benefits the cohort by imparting their knowledge and skills.

What city is the fellowship held in?

  • Atlantic Fellows at GBHI enrol in a 12-month, full-time residential programme at either Trinity College Dublin or the University of California, San Francisco.

Criteria for Eligibility and Expectations of Applicants

  • Willingness and capacity to finish a full year of residence-based education in San Francisco, California, or Dublin, Ireland
  • The capacity to complete innovative and pertinent initiatives
  • Ideas that could change the environment for improving brain health globally in vulnerable communities
  • knowledge of English
  • Achievement of field-specific terminal degree and, if necessary, related training
  • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide as needed.

Participating Local Community

  • All throughout the world, Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health are expected to make a significant difference in their local communities after the fellowship is over. Atlantic Fellows need local support and mentoring in the places where they want to make a difference if they are to succeed. In their applications, applicants will be asked to describe their regional mentors and how they would support them in making a positive impact on their home nations.

Training and Education

  • We encourage applications from people with all academic and professional backgrounds. Candidates should have a solid background in experience and competence and be prepared to promote important and influential work. The highest degree and related training for their specific field should be earned by applicants. This includes, but is not limited to, applicants who are very competitive and who are:
  • A portfolio, an interest in enhancing the lives of those with dementia and their care partners, a public platform to display their portfolio, etc. are all requirements for artists or other creative workers.
  • Doctors with the following qualifications: an MD, residency, additional fellowship specialties, a desire to advance clinical practise, etc.
  • Researchers who are interested in creating and disseminating knowledge to enhance the field of brain health and dementia prevention and have finished their PhDs and postdoctoral studies.
  • Innovators, business owners, decision-makers, and other experts with a proven track record of success in their respective fields.

For more information, visit the Global Brain Health Institute.

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