Join a global community dedicated to reducing the scale and impact of dementia

Become an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI

Application Dates

Applications will re-open in July 2019 for the 2020 Program.

If you would like to register your interest and be sent an email when the process is due to open, please email

Application Process

All suitable candidates are encouraged to submit a full application, which is 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 virtually by a GBHI representative, after which a final selection will be made. Up to 40 positions will be filled annually.

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Am I Eligible?

The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health 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 to become a regional leader in brain health.

GBHI welcomes applications 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.

What are the Selection Criteria?

Qualities sought in Atlantic Fellows at GBHI include:

  • 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 their local or global brain health environment

  • Willingness and availability to complete 12 months of training; (Please note that the standard duration is 12-months. Exceptions to be considered for 6-months is allowed with additional justification as to why 12 months is not possible.)

  • 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 community

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