The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at the
Global Brain Health Institute
(GBHI) provides innovative training, networking, and support to
emerging leaders focused on improving brain health and reducing the
dementia in their local communities and on a global
scale by leading change in practice, perception, and policy. It
is one of seven global Atlantic Fellows programs to
promote fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.
Who should apply?
The program is for people from a wide range of disciplines,
including the arts, sciences,
economics, policy, health/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
Where it takes place
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 opportunity.
What Atlantic Fellows will get from the
- 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
- Learn more about our approach to
learning and program
Career Development and Pilot Funding
Throughout the program and beyond fellows will receive career
faculty at GBHI and in their local community. Mentors will help
fellows to realise 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
Becoming an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI
doesn’t end upon completion of the program. In fact, our 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
What makes a successful candidate
Eligibility Criteria/Expectations of
- Willingness and availability to complete 12 months of education
in residence, full-time, in San Francisco (USA) or Dublin
- Long-term commitment to the values, mission, and goals of
- The ability to bring creative and relevant projects to
- 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
Engaging Local Communities
Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health come from all parts
of the globe and are expected to have a meaningful impact in their
home community once the fellowship is complete. To help ensure
success, Atlantic Fellows must have regional support and mentorship
in the communities where they hope to have impact. Applicants will
be asked to outline in their applications who their regional
mentors will be and how they will help them be transformative in
their home country. We know that mentorship can mean different
things to different people and in different places, so please read
more about mentorship for further
Education and Training
Applicants from all disciplines and professional backgrounds are
encouraged to apply. Applicants should complete the highest degree
and associated training they wish to obtain in their particular
field. Applicants should have a strong foundation of experience and
expertise and be ready to advance meaningful and impactful work.
For example, this includes but is not limited to:
- Competitive applicants who are artists or other creative
professionals would have: a portfolio, an interest in improving the
lives of people living with dementia and their care partners, a
public platform to showcase their portfolio, etc.
- Competitive applicants who are physicians will have: completed
an MD, residency and other fellowship specialties, have an interest
in improving clinical practice, etc.
- Competitive applicants who are investigators/researchers will
have: completed a PhD and postdoctoral training, have an interest
in generating and distributing knowledge to advance the field of
brain health and dementia prevention, etc.
- Competitive applicants who are innovators, entrepreneurs,
policymakers, and other professionals will have developed
significant expertise in their field and track record of
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
- Two letters of support
- September 30, 2021 by 11:59pm Dublin, Ireland local time (IST,
GMT + 1)
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