Atlantic Brain Health Equity Fellows employed with the Global Brain Health Institute
The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at
World Institute of Brain Health (GBHI) provides innovative training, networking and support to emerging leaders focused on improving brain health and reducing
impact of dementia in their local and global communities by leading change in practice, perception and policy. It is one of the seven Atlantic Fellowship Programs promote fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.
Who should apply?
The program is aimed at people from a wide range of disciplines, including arts, science, economics, politics, health / medicine, journalism, community practice and much more. Whatever the discipline, we are looking for people working in the field of
brain health and dementia who have big ideas, enthusiasm and leadership potential. Additionally, the ideal scholar is someone who engages in all disciplines, breaks down traditional barriers, and is committed to addressing issues related to inequalities in brain health and dementia around the world.
Where it takes place
Atlantic Scholars at GBHI join the full-time residential program for 12 months at the University of California, San Francisco (USA) or Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). This is a paid opportunity.
What Atlantic scholars will get from the program
- 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 settings, and engage in projects aimed at advancing health of the brain.
- Fellows will develop skills that can help them be successful in securing funds for their future work and in improving public speaking and other forms of disseminating ideas.
- Fellows receive leadership training aimed at preparing them to have a transformative influence on brain health around the world.
- Learn more about our learning approach and program structure.
Career development and pilot funding
Throughout the program and beyond, fellows will receive a career
mentoring teachers from GBHI and their local community. Mentors will help Fellows achieve their goals and be transformative and help them apply for a competition pilot awards up to $ 25,000 to undertake an ambitious project in their home community.
Becoming an Atlantic Fellow for Brain Health Equity at GBHI does not end at the end of the program. In fact, our comrades are part of a for life committed community that extends and amplifies the impact of fraternity. The interprofessional and interdisciplinary nature of the program encourages collaborations between sectors and each fellow contributes greatly to the cohort by sharing their experience and expertise.
What is a successful candidate
Eligibility criteria / Candidate expectations
- Willingness and availability to complete 12 months of study in residence, full time, in San Francisco (United States) or in Dublin (Ireland)
- A long-term commitment to values, mission and objectives from the program
- The ability to carry out creative and relevant projects
- Ideas that could transform the global brain health environment in vulnerable communities
- English proficiency
- Successful completion of the field-specific terminal diploma and associated training, if applicable
Engage local communities
Atlantic Brain Health Equity Fellows come from all parts of the world and are expected to have a significant impact in their home community once the fellowship ends. To ensure success, Atlantic Fellows must receive regional support and mentorship in the communities where they hope to make an impact. Applicants will be asked to describe in their applications who will be their regional mentors and how they will help them be transformers in their home country. We know that mentoring can mean different things to different people and in different places, so please read more about mentoring for more information.
Education and formation
Applicants from all disciplines and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants must obtain the highest degree and the associated training they wish to obtain in their particular field. Applicants should have a solid base of experience and expertise and be prepared to take meaningful and impactful work forward. 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 with dementia and their care partners, a public platform to showcase their portfolio, etc.
- Competitive candidates who are physicians will have: completed a doctorate in medicine, residency and other scholarship specialties, will have an interest in improving clinical practice, etc.
- Competitive applicants who are researchers / researchers will have: completed a doctorate and post-doctoral training, will have an interest in generating and disseminating knowledge to advance the field of brain health and dementia prevention, etc.
- Competitive candidates who are innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers and other professionals will have developed significant expertise in their field and a track record of success, etc.
Applications are examined by competitive examination and the selected candidates will be invited for an interview. Interviews are by invitation only. All applicants are informed of the status of their interview by email.
- Online application
- CV or curriculum vitae
- Declarations of intent
- Two letters of support
- September 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. local time in Dublin, Ireland (IST, GMT + 1)
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.gbhi.org/apply and follow us on Twitter,