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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Program


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When does the program commence?

The program begins in September annually.

How much of a time commitment is the program?

The program is a full time (≈40 hours per week) commitment for 12 months. Atlantic Fellows participate in not only traditional coursework but also practical experiences, such as clinical observations and case-based learning, links with community outreach programs, mentoring, panel discussions, and meetings with Atlantic Fellows from our sister programs. Learn more about our approach to learning.

How is the program impacted by COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 global pandemic evolves, we may need to shift the program structure and modify the format in order to follow regional mandates and guidelines for public health. Once fellows are accepted, we will share the latest program status and meet with fellows to discuss their options. We regret not being able to provide further details at this time.

The application doesn’t appear to be working, how can I get help?

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Are late applications accepted?

No, we do not accept late applications. We encourage applicants to submit applications as early as possible.

How will receipt of my application be confirmed?

Once your online application is submitted, you will receive an automated acknowledgment email.

Can I update my application after submission?

Once submitted, updates to an application are not possible. You may work on your application online and save drafts until you are ready to submit. Please only submit your application when it is complete.

Are there any academic requirements for acceptance?  

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.

If I am accepted, can I defer until next year?

No, deferrals will not be accepted. Please apply for the year you wish to participate. 

Do I need an international certificate in English?

The program does not require documentation of English language capacity. Strong proficiency in written and verbal English is desirable to succeed in this program.

Who should write my letters of support?

GBHI requires applicants to supply two letters of support demonstrating their robust support networks showing commitment to a future career and ambitions to work in local communities and on a global scale after the program is completed. At least one of your letters of support should be from a current or former employer, institution, organization, or group.

What happens after the 12-month program?

Upon graduation, Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health will join the global network of Atlantic Fellows

Do fellows receive compensation?

Yes, this is a paid opportunity; however, the amount may vary based on program location and associated cost of living. Salaries are established based on the established salary scales and policies of each institution. Current salaries are approximately €47,264 (Trinity) and $76,200 (UCSF).

Is housing provided?

No, housing is not provided. While we do offer support, all fellows must find their own housing.


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