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HGHI LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health | 2021 Application

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 28, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 21, 2021
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HGHI LEAD Fellowship logo

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.

Harvard Global Health Institute LEAD Fellows have access to world-class faculty, are provided with senior mentors and the opportunity to build a custom curriculum aligned to their own unique personal growth and leadership plan. 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. The fellowship experience provides global health leaders time to reflect, recalibrate, and explore uncharted territories.

We look forward to welcoming a third cohort of LEAD Fellows, who will join a close-knit community of former Fellows from around the world.

To date, Fellows have come from 6 different countries, with representation from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. Their areas of focus have ranged from HIV/AIDS and healthcare to health policy at the highest levels of government and span disciplines including research, advocacy, administration and policy.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with Harvard University protocol, the 2021-22 LEAD fellowship program will be entirely virtual. While we cannot offer an in-person experience at this time, we are committed to ensuring the 2021 remote Fellowship will be equally as meaningful an experience.

We welcome applicants from all continents, regions, disciplines, sectors, gender and gender identities.

Candidates nominate themselves by applying for the fellowship.

There are no age limits or academic prerequisites.

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.

Applicants must have demonstrated leadership experience.

Applicants must have the full support of their employer and a champion in their organization who serves as an internal mentor.

Applicants must take a leave of absence (or equivalent) from their home institution during the fall full curriculum semester.

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.

The 2021 application will close on April 22nd 2021.

Applicants will be notified in July 2021 if they have received the LEAD fellowship opportunity.

For more information please visit
https://globalhealth.harvard.edu/hghi-lead-fellowship-for-promoting-wome...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 28
Mar 28

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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
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c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

Wow! Thanks for sharing, Ana.