Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) Scholars Program Featured

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The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) Scholars Program is a 3–12-month program designed to train people from broad disciplines including science and medicine, journalists, artists, writers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, technologists, anthropologists, ethicists, lawyers, etc. All GBHI scholars will be passionate advocates for elders, healthy and impaired. Successful applicants should demonstrate the drive to learn about aging and diseases of aging, adapt to different cultures, and lead change throughout their careers.

Like the Atlantic Fellows Program, the curriculum for scholars will be tailored for each individual's experience and plan. A core curriculum of neuroscience, neurobehavior, epidemiology, statistics, leadership, communications, health economics, and public policy will constitute part of the experience. Course availability may vary with program start date and duration. Scholars will receive mentoring on their projects,  careers, leadership, and impact on brain health.

Scholars will have engagements at either UCSF or Trinity College Dublin, and up to 32 positions will be filled annually. All scholars will have:

  • A customized, three-to-twelve-month experience
  • One-to-one mentoring
  • Teaching on health economics, leadership, policy, brain health, and dementia, among other topics
  • Observation and participation in clinical cases
  • Access to a network of researchers, clinicians, and policy makers for career-length mentoring and communication

Become a GBHI Scholar

The GBHI Scholars Program is an opportunity to engage your commitment to brain health. Applications are accepted quarterly and competitively reviewed by a selection committee from each partner organization every June, October, and February. A stipend is available for accepted scholars.

Am I Eligible?

GBHI welcomes expressions of interest from people living anywhere in the world and working in all fields of study. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy as well as an ability to implement their intervention in their home community and become a regional leader in brain health. A subset of those who submit an expression of interest will be asked to prepare a full application.

Selection Criteria

Qualities sought in the selection of GBHI Scholars include:

  • The ability to bring creative and relevant projects to fruition
  • Commitment to the values and mission of the program
  • Willing and able to complete 3–12 months of training
  • Long-term commitment to the goals of the program
  • Have ideas that could transform their local or global brain health environment
  • Fluency in English

Scholar Expectations

  • Find housing near your training site
  • Connect with your program mentors
  • Attend the annual GBHI conference
  • Impact brain health in your home community

Key Dates

  • Now – Expressions of interest open
  • January 2017 – Invitations for full applications
  • February 2017 – Applications due
  • March 2017 – Interviews
  • April 2017 – Scholars selected
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