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

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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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Timeline:

  • 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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