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

Become an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI

2019-2020 Application Key Dates

  • 2019 July 1
    Applications open (for Early Action and Regular Applicants)
  • 2019 August 31
    Early Action applications close
  • 2019 October
    Early Action applicant interviews
  • 2019 November
    Decisions communicated to Early Action applicants
  • 2020 January 31
    Regular decision applications close
  • 2020 March
    Applicant interviews
  • 2020 April
    Decisions communicated to applicants
  • 2020 September
    Program starts

  • 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.

    Questions about the application process?

    Read below, check out Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us at

    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

    Are you having trouble applying? If you are interested in applying from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and the region of Crimea, please email us directly at For additional information, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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