We are looking for leaders who have the courage and compassion to confront life-limiting disparities in health.
The 2024 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity application is now closed. Sign up for our mailing list to receive important application updates and other news from the program.
Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity builds and supports a group of global, multidisciplinary leaders equipped with the technical knowledge, skills and network to advance health equity in their organizations and communities.
We bring together people from different perspectives and professions to improve health and well-being, and each year we look to add to our diverse representation of professions and locations that make up our network.
We are looking for individuals who:
- Want to become global leaders in the elimination of health disparities
- Are early to mid-career
- Are currently engaged in health-related work (defined broadly)
- Value diverse perspectives
- Are currently in leadership or a position that has potential for leadership
- Enjoy working in groups
- Are proficient in the English language
Fellows will be chosen based on:
- Commitment to the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity vision, mission and values
- Strength of their statement of interest, including past accomplishments and experience that demonstrate a strong commitment to health equity
- Substance of health equity project, the strength of their recommendation letters and the completion of the employer support form
- Leadership potential
- Quality of recorded and live virtual interviews
You will be asked to provide information about you, your employment setting, professional field, country of citizenship, country that you work and reside in and other demographic information.
Statement of Interest
This brief statement (no more than 500 words) should address the reasons you want to be a fellow, including
- A discussion of your major strengths and unique personal and leadership characteristics.
- A description of your experience and contributions in health equity, either in your work or through community or volunteer service.
- Plans for continued development of your health equity leadership skills after you complete the fellowship. Explain how you will contribute to the development of health equity at the national, regional or local level in conjunction with your employer.
- How you envision the fellowship experience will affect your overall career goals and direction.
Health Equity Project
This proposal should describe one health equity project you would like to complete during the fellowship term. The project should focus on a topic that is aligned with issues that you and/or your organization(s) focus on. The project is a key part of the overall leadership learning experience, and you will be coached regularly by the AFHE faculty team to achieve it. Your project description should include the following:
- Introduction, Goal, and Vision (limit 500 words): This section should include an overview of the health equity topic for the project, details of why this is important and the location of the project. What is your goal for this project? What is your hopeful vision of the future, and how will your project move you closer to this vision?
- Timeline: Provide a clear, measurable timeline for your project, including a completion date.
- Institutional support: Describe any financial or in‐kind resources your organization will make available to assist you to implement the proposed project during the fellowship (organizational resources are not required).
- Employer Support Form
- This form must be completed by someone in a direct supervisory role and should confirm your employer’s support of your participation in the fellowship program. By providing us with a completed employer support form, you are confirming your employer’s willingness to assist in your education and professional development as you pursue change leadership for health equity. You must upload a completed Statement of Employer Support form PRIOR to submitting the application.
- Letters of Recommendation (2)
- These should be professional references who are willing to be contacted in the final selection process in addition to providing you a letter of recommendation. At least one of these should be from someone in a direct supervisory role (this can be the same person that receives the employer support form).
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
We are dedicated to building a diverse fellowship program and this information will help inform our recruitment efforts. Refusal to provide self-identifying information will not affect your application. Responses will remain confidential within the program.
If you believe you are facing extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from completing certain elements of the application, please contact us directly regarding your concerns and potential accommodation. Your description of extenuating personal circumstances should address why you are unable to submit certain elements of the application. Please note that any such requests should be placed well before the application deadline. Examples include fear of discrimination/personal injury as a result of completing application elements, recent unemployment, and/or other circumstances.
Step 1: Submit Application, Letters of Recommendation, Employer Support Form & Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Step 2: If you are invited to move on to the next round, you will be notified with instructions on how record a video interview. This is an opportunity to share, in your own voice, your personal connection to health equity and your experiences driving better health outcomes for your community and/or organization.
Step 3: If you are chosen to progress, the next step will be a live interview with two members of the AFHE Selection Committee. Interviews will be conducted through Zoom. The interview will last approximately 40 minutes.
Step 4: If designated as a finalist for the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, your references will be contacted about the suitability of your candidacy.
Step 5: If reference checks are completed to satisfaction, you will be selected to become an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity and asked to fill out a Fellowship Acceptance form to officially confirm your participation in the fellowship!
Selected Fellows will:
- Attend in person convenings throughout the year which will take place in different parts of the world, reflecting the global nature of the fellowship (4-5 week time commitment)
- Participate in the online curriculum that includes: twice a month health equity and leadership online classes led by AFHE Faculty and team-based learning (12-16 hours per month)
- Complete health equity and leadership readings and practice exercises
- Participate in three one-to-one leadership coaching meetings
- Meet with your mentor
- Participate in program evaluation activities including convening and module evaluations
Please note that all educational experiences and travel expenses related to participation in the fellowship will be covered by the program.