Harvard Global Health Institute(HGHI) 2022 LEAD Fellowship Program

Harvard Global Health Institute(HGHI) 2022 LEAD Fellowship Program

The Application for the Harvard Global Health Institute(HGHI) 2022 LEAD Fellowship Program is now OPEN. In an effort to equip and empower more leaders in global health, together 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 LEAD Fellows will 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 a 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.

The 2022-23 LEAD fellowship program will run from September 2022 through August 2023. The program structure will begin as a virtual engagement with a blend of executive coaching, mentorship, virtual speaking engagements and credentialing/orientation.

In the spring semester, January – May, fellows will engage in an in-residence experience of living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the in-residence period, fellows will engage in their full curriculum of coursework, workshops, meetings, events and networking. We look forward to welcoming the selected fellows here next year.

This program is co-sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. LEAD Fellows will hold an academic appointment as a visiting scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

About Harvard Lead

A Harvard LEAD fellowship is a transformative experience designed to empower and promote emerging leaders in global health. A highly personalized program, the fellowship is tailored to fit the unique goals and aspirations of each of our Fellows.

Over a 12-month period, Fellows will have access to world-class faculty, classes, and executive education programs that will encourage and challenge them in new, inspiring ways. Fellows will enroll in a variety of Harvard courses, depending on their interests.

Fellows will attend leadership workshops exclusively designed for the LEAD Fellows. These small, highly interactive sessions address key leadership skills and are led by experts from Harvard and the global health community.

For the duration of the fellowship period, fellows will be appointed as a visiting scientist through the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

During the fall semester, Fellows will engage virtually in the fellowship program to plan their unique personal growth and leadership plan. For the duration of the fellowship, fellows will hold a visiting scientist appointment at the Throughout the fall semester, fellows will engage in 1:1 executive leadership coaching. Deliverables for this part of the fellowship will also include obtaining a J-1 visa for travel, registering/ planning for spring semester courses, and participation in virtual events and mentorship meetings.

Benefits of Harvard Global Health Institute(HGHI) 2022 LEAD Fellowship Program

Applicants are encouraged to have 15 years of professional experience and proven leadership capacity and experience.

Fellows are required to be free from work commitments during their time in full curriculum, from January – May 2023.

As a LEAD Fellow you can apply to a variety of executive education courses offered at the various Harvard Schools (HBS, HMS, HSPH, HKS). You will also have the option to Audit courses.

During the spring 2023 semester, fellows will receive a living stipend during their time in-residence, (January through May). Visa fees, housing costs, flights to and from Cambridge, MA, and all course fees are also provided by the fellowship.

Duration of Harvard Global Health Institute(HGHI) 2022 LEAD Fellowship Program

The LEAD fellowship is 12 months in duration, September through August. The first 4 months (September through December) fellows are engaged in a lighter virtual curriculum, during the second spring semester, fellows are engaged in the full curriculum (courses, mentorship, workshops) in Cambridge, MA. There is no opportunity for an extension beyond 12 months.

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Application Requirement

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.

Core Requirements: 

  • 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 spring full curriculum semester.
  • Applicants must be able to obtain a J-1 visa for travel to the United States in spring 2023, and must be able to reside in Cambridge, MA from January – May 2023. NOTE: Visas, housing, and flights will be covered under the fellowship and a living stipend will be provided for the months in residence.
  • 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.

Documents Required for Application

  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation (two required; at least one from current/most recent professional engagement and must be different from individual providing ‘Letter of Mentor Commitment’)
  • Letter of Institutional Commitment
  • Letter of Mentor Commitment
  • Letter of Intent (1000 words): Why you? Why Harvard? Why now?
  • Plan for Career Development/Training Activities (500 words)
  • Project Plan (500 words)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Harvard Global Health Institute on fs6.formsite.com to apply

For questions about the fellowship contact Olivia Mulvey – Fellowships Manager, Harvard Global Health Institute Email:  olivia_mulvey@.harvard.edu

For more details, visit HGHI website

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