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Become an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI

Am I Eligible?

The Atlantic Fellows Program at GBHI is an opportunity to elevate your dedication and contributions to brain health. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy, as well as an ability to implement effective interventions in their home community and become a regional leader in brain health.

GBHI welcomes expressions of interest from people living anywhere in the world and working in a variety of professions. Fellows are typically early and mid-career. At least one-half of Fellows will come from outside the US and Ireland, with an initial emphasis on Latin America and the Mediterranean.

For 12- and 24-month Fellows, the program starts in September. There is the possibility of a February start date for 6-month Fellows.


Application Process

Applications will be open beginning July 1, 2017.

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All suitable candidates are encouraged to submit a full application, which are competitively reviewed by a selection committee from each partner organization. Applications require two letters of support to demonstrate regional commitment to an applicant's success, as well as a personal statement from the applicant that describes their passion and interest in the program. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by a GBHI representative, after which a final selection will be made. Up to 40 positions will be filled annually.

  • Candidate completes an application
  • Committee reviews applications
  • Potential Fellows interview with potential mentors
  • Fellows selected and notices

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What are the Selection Criteria?

Qualities sought in Atlantic Fellows at GBHI include:

  • The ability to bring creative and relevant projects to fruition
  • Long-term commitment to the values, mission, and goals of the program
  • Ideas that could transform their local or global brain health environment
  • Willingness and availability to complete 6–24 months of training
  • Fluency in English
  • For physicians and scientists: successful completion of final graduate or post-graduate training (residency, fellowship, post-doctoral training, government internship, etc.)


Fellow Expectations

  • Find housing near your training site
  • Connect with your project mentors, peers, and GBHI alumni
  • Attend the annual GBHI conference
  • Impact brain health in your home region