HGHI LEAD Fellowship for Women in Global Health from Developing Countries in the USA 2021

The Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative invite applications for the HGHI LEAD Fellowship for Women in Global Health from Developing Countries in the USA in 2021.

In an effort to equip and empower more women leaders in global health, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers a transformational fellowship specifically designed to promote leadership skills in individuals from low- and middle-income countries who will, in turn, mentor future female leaders in global health.

Worth of Award

Based on their specific interests and leadership goals, LEAD fellows engage in

  • tailored leadership training program,
  • speaking and networking opportunities, and
  • independent project work.

The fellowship offers the unique opportunity to

  • build a global network of peers and relationships across schools and departments of Harvard University.
  • reflect, recalibrate, and explore uncharted territories.
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Applications are welcome from candidates from all continents, regions, disciplines, sectors, gender and gender identities, especially

  • low- and middle-income countries.
  • women in global health.
  • There are no age limits or academic prerequisites.

How to Apply

Candidates nominate themselves by applying for the HGHI LEAD Fellowship. Thus, applicants must

  • work full-time in the field of global health and have at least 15 years of professional experience. Global-health related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.
  • have demonstrated leadership experience.
  • have the full support of their employer and a champion in their organization who serves as an internal mentor.
  • take a leave of absence (or equivalent) from their home institution during the fall full curriculum semester.

Very Important

  • During the two years prior to arrival at Harvard, the fellows should not have participated in a full-time fellowship that lasted 4 months or longer.
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Deadline: The 2021 application is now OPEN and will close on April 22nd, 2021.


Click here for more details and to apply