APPLYING FOR THE ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR EQUITY IN BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM COMMENCE?
The program runs for 12 months each year, beginning in September.

HOW MUCH OF A TIME COMMITMENT IS THE PROGRAM?
The program is a full time, in-residence commitment for 12 months. Fellows participate in core program activities which include classes, clinical observations, leadership development activities, as well as other projects.

IF ACCEPTED, WHERE WILL I BE BASED?
You will be based at either University California, San Francisco or Trinity College, Dublin. GBHI will try to match you to your preferred location; however, this is not always possible.

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR THE 2020 PROGRAM?
The early action deadline is 2019 August 31. The regular decision deadline is 2020 January 31.

WHAT IS EARLY ACTION?
Early action allows you to receive an admission decision sooner than the regular deadline. Applicants who submit by 2019 August 31 may receive an admission decision as early as 2019 November. Applicants who submit by the regular decision deadline, 2020 January 31, will receive an admission decision in 2020 April.

SHOULD I APPLY EARLY?
Yes, we encourage applicants to submit applications as early as possible. As noted above, if you submit an application before 2019 August 31, a decision may be delivered by 2019 November. Applicants who submit for the 2020 January deadline will receive notification in April. 

HOW CAN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?
Applications are accepted via the online portal at the bottom of the apply page.

THE APPLICATION DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE WORKING, HOW CAN I GET HELP?
If you are interested in applying from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and the region of Crimea, please email us directly at apply@gbhi.org.

ARE LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED?
No, we do not accept late applications. The final deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 cohort is 2019 January 31. We encourage applicants to submit applications as early as possible.

HOW WILL RECEIPT OF MY APPLICATION BE CONFIRMED?
Once your online applications is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement 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.

IF I WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY SELECTED TO THE PROGRAM, AM I ALLOWED TO REAPPLY?
Yes, previous applicants are encouraged to apply.

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. You may reapply for the next year or future years.

DO I NEED AN INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH?
The program does not require documentation of English language capacity. Good to excellent proficiency in written and verbal English is required to succeed in this program and is one of the items assessed at interview.  

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 your ambition on return to your home community 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.

HOW IS MY APPLICATION ASSESSED?

Your submitted application will go through the following steps:

  • Administration review - An initial review to ensure your application is complete.

  • Application review - An in-depth analysis of the application with examination of relevant qualifications, achievements, skills, training gaps, relevant experience, goals, visions, plans, ideas, supporting letters.

  • Shortlisting - Favorable applicants receive a more extensive review.

  • Interview - Applicants are interviewed by three reviewers virtually to assess alignment with GBHI goals and mission, project/activity fit, leadership potential/readiness, personability, collaborative spirit, and long-term goals.

  • Decision making - The Recruitment and Selection Committee consider the recommendations of the reviewers and make a recommendation to the Executive Committee.

WHO WILL ASSESS MY APPLICATION?
Your application will be assessed by a selected group of reviewers made up of GBHI faculty, staff and Atlantic Senior Fellows. 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE 12-MONTH PROGRAM?
After the fellowship year, Atlantic Senior Fellows will join the global network of Atlantic Fellows and be invited to participate in global gatherings of the network. 

DO FELLOWS RECEIVE COMPENSATION?
Yes, fellows generally receive a monthly salary that reflects local cost of living at either UCSF or Trinity College Dublin.

IS HOUSING PROVIDED?
No, housing is not provided. While we do offer support, all fellows must find their own housing either in Dublin or San Francisco.

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUERY?
Please send queries to apply@gbhi.org.