Fully Funded Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Advancing Women in Global Health 2024-2025 | Apply Now!

Applications are now open for the Fully Funded Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Advancing Women in Global Health for the academic year 2024-2025. This one-year fellowship is tailored to enhance leadership skills among individuals hailing from low- and middle-income countries.

Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Advancing Women in Global Health
Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Advancing Women in Global Health

Jointly administered by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this initiative aims to bolster the growth of female leaders in the global health sphere.

Program Highlights

Participants of the Harvard LEAD Fellowship have the flexibility to craft personalized leadership development plans. They gain access to renowned faculty and seasoned mentors who provide tailored guidance in alignment with fellows’ specific aspirations and objectives.

LEAD fellows partake in customized leadership training sessions as a cohort, along with opportunities for public speaking engagements, networking, and independent project initiatives. By the end of the program, fellows forge lasting connections with peers and mentors across Harvard University.

The fellowship experience is deliberately designed to afford global health leaders the space for introspection, connection, and exploration of new horizons.

The 2024-2025 LEAD Fellowship program entails a 12-month virtual curriculum supplemented by a 4-week in-person immersion experience in Spring 2025. Throughout the fellowship term, participants will benefit from individualized leadership coaching, mentorship, executive education courses, speaking engagements, leadership workshops, and networking opportunities.

Fellows joining the 2024-2025 cohort become part of a tight-knit community comprising former fellows from diverse corners of the globe. Past fellows have hailed from 16 different countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America, bringing expertise in research, advocacy, administration, policy, and clinical practice.

Financial Support

  • Visa fees, accommodation, and airfare will be covered by the fellowship.
  • A living stipend will be provided for the duration spent in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time employment in the field of global health with a minimum of 15 years of professional experience beyond academic qualifications.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and potential for further growth.
  • Endorsement from the current employer and an internal mentor within the organization.
  • Commitment to a leave of absence during the 4-week in-residence period in April 2025.
  • Ability to obtain a J-1 visa for travel to the United States and reside in Cambridge, MA for four weeks.
  • Ineligibility for candidates who have participated in any full-time fellowship lasting 4 months or longer within the two years preceding the Harvard fellowship.

Application Details

All application materials must be submitted by 5 PM EST on Friday, March 15, 2024. Notification of selection will be sent out in May 2024.

The fellowship term will commence on September 1, 2024, and conclude on August 31, 2025.

How to Apply

If you are interested and wish to apply, click here. You can also click here for more information.



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