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Become an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI


The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI is an opportunity to elevate your impact and contribution to brain health. Fellows should demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy, as well as an ability to implement effective interventions in vulnerable communities and a desire to become a regional leader in brain health.

Fellows should be passionate advocates for older individuals—healthy and impaired, demonstrate the ability to ask questions that cut across disciplines, adapt to different cultural contexts, and lead change throughout their careers. Successful fellows are expected to demonstrate excellence in past activities, the drive to learn about aging and diseases of aging, and have strong regional support that assures smooth transition into local programs. 

GBHI welcomes applications from people living anywhere in the world and working in a variety of professions. We do not require any specific level of education; however, we typically require that applicants have completed a "terminal degree/training," meaning they have pursued the highest degree or training they wish to obtain in their particular field. At least half of the fellows will come from outside the US and Ireland, with an initial emphasis on Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean regions. 


  • 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 
  • Willingness and availability to complete 12 months of education
  • Proficiency in English
  • For physicians, researchers, and scientists: successful completion of final graduate or postgraduate training (residency, fellowship, post-doctoral training, etc.)

Application process

All suitable candidates are encouraged to submit a full application, which is competitively reviewed by a selection committee. Applications require two letters of support to demonstrate regional commitment to an applicant's success. At least one of your letters of support should be from a current or former employer, institution, organization, or group. As part of the application, candidates will also be required to write about their interest in the program. Candidates will also need to upload a resume or curriculum vitae. Select applicants will be interviewed, after which a final selection will be made. 

Applications must be submitted in English. The desire to share knowledge across different contexts and communities is the primary factor behind the preference for a common language to facilitate communication. The program is sensitive to the fact that language dominance reflects and reproduces existing inequalities and is making efforts to overcome such barriers. As far as possible, the quality or sophistication of the language in applications will not influence selection.


  • Application open: July 2021


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