George Washington University Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity (AFHE) Program (fully funded)

Applications are now open for the 2025 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Program. The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity (AFHE) program is dedicated to training those leaders – individuals who will have health equity as their mindset and health disparities reduction as their explicit skillset.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2024

Fellowship Overview

  • This is a one-year fellowship.
  • There are in-person meetings, called convenings, throughout the year that represent a total anticipated time commitment of five weeks.
  • Convenings are full-time, out of office commitments that take place in different parts of the world.
  • In between convenings, there is an online curriculum taught by the AFHE program faculty.
  • These online trainings take place every two weeks for 90 minutes.
  • There is an additional time commitment for self-directed learning of 12-16 hours per month.
  • Self-directed learning activities include completion of program readings, videos and assignments.
  • Assignments may be related to your individual project, reflection and/or program evaluation.
  • Attendance and participation for both in-person and online coursework is required for successful completion of the program.
  • Fellows must be in their early to mid-career and want to become more effective leaders and work with others to achieve change. Fellows should be currently engaged in health-related work in a leadership role or in a position that has potential for leadership.


  • Fellows do not receive a stipend for this program.
  • They are expected to remain employed throughout the fellowship so that leadership lessons are applied in real-life scenarios.
  • All educational experiences and travel expenses related to participation in this fellowship including in-person convenings are paid for by Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity.

Application Requirements

  • A brief statement (no more than 500 words) addressing the reasons you want to be a fellow, including a discussion of your major strengths and unique personal and leadership characteristics,
  • a health equity project proposal you would like to complete during your fellowship year
  • your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume,
  • two letters of recommendation
  • and an employer support form completed by someone in a direct supervisory role that is willing to serve as your advisor, assisting with your growth as you pursue a focus on change leadership for health equity.


  • January 2025: Program Launch and Initial Convening
  • February -May 2025: Semester 1 Online Learning
  • June 2025: Mid-Year Convening
  • July – October 2025: Semester 2 Online Learning
  • November 2025: Final Convening

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