2024/2025 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Program at the Global Brain Health Institute.

June 10, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: September 20, 2024

Applications are now open for the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Program. The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI provides innovative training, networking, and support to emerging leaders focused on improving brain health and reducing the impact of dementia in their local communities and on a global scale


The program is for people from a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, sciences, economics, policy, medicine, journalism, community-based practice and much more.

  • Willingness and availability to complete 12 months of education in residence, full-time, in San Francisco (USA) or Dublin (Ireland)
  • Long-term commitment to the values, mission, and goals of the program, including a potential pilot project following the fellowship year.
  • The ability to bring creative and relevant projects to fruition
  • Ideas that could transform the global brain health environment in vulnerable communities 
  • Proficiency in English
  • Successful completion of field-specific terminal degree and associated training as applicable
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally as required.


Atlantic Fellows at GBHI join the full-time, residential program for 12 months at either the University of California, San Francisco (USA) or Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). While much of the core Atlantic Fellows program at GBHI is a shared experience between the founding sites, there are specific opportunities at each site that may be aligned with your specific training and career goals. Applicants must select one site for the fellowship-year experience on the application.

Application Process

Applications are competitively reviewed and select applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews are by invitation only. All applicants are notified of their interview status by email.

Application Components

  • Online application
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statements of Purpose
    • Applicants will be required to write thoughtful and succinct responses related to their interest in the program and future goals. 
  • Two letters of support
    • Letters are required to demonstrate regional commitment to an applicant’s success. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate leadership potential and have a support network beyond the Global Brain Health Institute. Specifically, GBHI seeks applicants with robust support networks committed to the future career and ambition of the applicant upon return to the Atlantic Fellow’s home community. These support networks may include current and past partners, institutions, organizations, employers and groups.

      Therefore, at least one (1) letter of reference should be from a current employer, institution, organization or group you have engaged with previously. We expect this letter to articulate support for the application and specifically address the applicant’s leadership potential. In addition, these letters should demonstrate a long-term commitment to supporting the applicant and their work after completion of the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants are advised to request letters of support from their letter writers early. Applicants are responsible for contacting their preferred letter writers directly and must confirm:

Letter writers will receive an automated email with a link to submit their letter after applicants submit their application.


Note that all times are based on Dublin, Ireland local time (IST, GMT + 1).

DeadlineSeptember 20, 2024 at 5pm
Interview NotificationsNovember 2024
Status NotificationsJanuary 2025
Program StartLate August 2025


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Program