2019 Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship at Harvard University
Deadline: March 15, 2019.
Women are agents of change when they work in leadership positions. They implement policies that create better lives for families, communities and nations, research shows. They find ways to support and lift up women and children, who continue to experience a disproportionate burden of disease and death worldwide. Still, women remain underrepresented in leadership in public health, medicine and in health and life sciences.
In an effort to equip and empower more women leaders, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are offering a new fellowship specifically designed for rising female leaders from low- and middle-income countries.
1. Applicants for this mid-career fellowship must work full-time in the field of global health.
2. They need to have at least 15 years of professional experience, including proven leadership experience. Global-health related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.
3. Candidates need to be able to reside in the Boston/Cambridge area during their semester at Harvard. While at the university, they must be free of work-related commitments. T
4. hey must have the full support of their employers, and they must have a champion in their organization who signs on as an internal mentor.
5. If chosen, they also must agree in writing to honor the leave-stipulations made with their employers.
6. Candidates nominate themselves by applying for the fellowship. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites.
7. During at least two years prior to arrival, the fellows should not have participated in a full-time fellowship that lasted 4 months or longer.
1. A Harvard LEAD fellowship is a transformative experience designed to empower emerging female leaders in global health. Successful applicants will articulate a clear vision for personal growth, leadership and change.
2. Based on their specific needs and goals, fellows will spend a semester at Harvard University engaging in tailored leadership training, mentoring, speaking and networking opportunities, and independent project work.
3. While at Harvard, they will have access to world-class faculty, classes, and executive education programs. They will be both encouraged and challenged in new, inspiring ways.
4. Building on their Harvard experiences, fellows will return to their home organizations to execute their unique personal growth and leadership plan, with full support from their employers and institutional mentors.
5. Deliverables for this part of the fellowship include hosting training events for peers on specific leadership skills, progress reports, and mentoring a future LEAD fellow as well as initiatives and action items specific to each fellow.
6. The program will provide: housing in the Boston/Cambridge area; 1 roundtrip, economy class ticket to/from Harvard University; office space; a monthly stipend; and access to libraries and other resources at Harvard University during the fellowship period.