Seeking Global Brain Health Leaders for the 2024-2025 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Program

Camino walkers enter Santiago

Fernando Aguzzoli Peres, journalist, Atlantic Fellow and Walking the Talk for Dementia event organizer leads people working, researching and living with dementia on the Camino De Santiago in Spain | Photograph: Alex Kornhuber, Atlantic Fellow

Building a Global Community to Protect Brain Health

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) embraces science, art, and creativity to improve our understanding of brain health and dementia, and to lead change in practice, perception, and policy.

Since 2016, the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program has trained a global community of emerging interprofessional leaders in brain health and dementia prevention through its 12-month residential program at its founding sites at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity). 

Applications Now Open

GBHI is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2024–2025 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program commencing in late August 2024.

The program provides innovative training, networking, and support to emerging leaders focused on improving brain health and reducing the impact of dementia worldwide.

Applications are being sought from exceptional candidates from diverse backgrounds—including clinical practice, social sciences, the arts, public health, research, policy, technology, and education—who demonstrate strong leadership potential, a commitment to brain health and health care policy as well as the ability to implement transformative solutions in local communities. 

The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program is an opportunity for values-driven, passionate leaders to elevate their impact and contribution to brain health and dementia.

Applications for the 2024–2025 cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health are open until September 25, 2023.

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7 Reasons to Become an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health

  1. Undertake a 12-month, full-time, paid residential fellowship based at the GBHI at Trinity (Ireland) or UCSF (USA).
  2. Study a core curriculum of neurology, health economics, epidemiology, law and ethics, leadership, public policy, creativity, and statistics.
  3. Access a network of world-class researchers, clinicians, and policymakers for career-duration collaborations.
  4. Receive one-to-one mentoring on projects aimed at advancing brain health.
  5. Observe and participate in clinical cases.
  6. Apply for competitively awarded funds for pilot projects. 
  7. Connect across a global community of Atlantic Fellows programs to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.


French Fellowships

Plus, French citizens can apply for the French Fondation Alzheimer Atlantic Fellow Partnership Training Opportunity which aims to empower medical researchers and clinicians committed to Alzheimer’s disease and global change. 

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US Postdoctoral Scholars

In addition, US citizens or permanent residents with advanced degrees from any discipline can apply for these postdoctoral scholar opportunities. Focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias scholars will engage with UCSF MAC and GBHI for a 2-3-year postdoctoral program in Brain Health Equity. 

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How Does GBHI Approach Leadership Training? In this video Global Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health —alumni of the program—consider their leadership development experience at the Global Brain Health Institute.