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2025 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Program Application

Application Process 
Fellows will be selected based on demonstrated commitment in the area of health equity and leadership potential. The program will build and support a group of global, multidisciplinary leaders equipped with the technical knowledge, skills, and network to advance health equity in their organizations and communities. The program will select 15-20 fellows per year.

Application Timeline  
  • February 15, 2024: Application opens
  • March 21, 2024: Informational webinar - Register here!
  • April 11, 2024: Application closes
  • June 2024: First round of applicant interviews
  • July 2024: Second round of applicant interviews
  • August 2024: Applicant acceptance notifications go out 

Who should apply?  

Individuals who: 
  • Want to become global leaders in the elimination of health disparities 
  • Are early to mid-career 
  • Are currently engaged in health-related work 
  • Are currently in leadership or a position that has potential for leadership 
  • Value diverse perspectives 
  • Enjoy working in groups 
The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program is designed to bring together the many diverse industries and professions that influence health and well-being including, but not limited to: art, law, business, academia, government, journalism, social enterprise, research, media, housing, and health care delivery. Explore what our program has to offer.

Selection Criteria 
  • Strength of statement of interest, including past accomplishments that demonstrate a strong commitment to health equity 
  • Quality of project proposal 
  • Strength of recommendation 
  • Letter of support from employer 
  • Result of interview(s) 

Program Expectations 

Selected fellows will need to: 
  • Attend 3 in person convenings throughout the year (~4-week time commitment) 
  • Participate in the online curriculum that includes: biweekly online classes, individualized coaching, peer mentoring, and team-based learning (12-16 hours per month) 
  • Be proficient in the English language 
Please note that all educational experiences and travel expenses related to participation in the fellowship will be covered by the program. 

NOTE:  If you believe you are facing extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from completing certain elements of the application, please contact us directly regarding your concerns and potential accommodation. Your description of extenuating personal circumstances should address why you are unable to submit certain elements of the application. Please note that any such requests should be placed well before the application deadline, including fear of discrimination/personal injury as a result of completing application elements or other circumstances. 

If you believe this applies to your circumstances, please contact us.

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PART I - Demographic

For the purpose of this application, U.S. - based refers to an applicant whose residence and primary work location for the fellowship year are located in the United States. It does not refer to country of origin or citizenship.

Notice to applicants working/residing in China
Applicants who are residents of China are required to download, review, and sign a PIPL Notice and Consent form. This form must be completed in order for the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity to process your application.

Please upload the signed form to

Please note: You must upload a PIPL Notice and Consent PRIOR to submitting this application. If you require the document to be translated for your review, please email afhe@atlanticfellows.org. 

Part II - Statement of Interest

Please write a brief statement (no more than 500 words) addressing:

  • The reasons you want to be a fellow, including a discussion of your major strengths and unique personal and leadership characteristics.
  • A description of your experience and contributions in health equity, either in your work or through community or volunteer service.
  • Plans for continued development of your health equity leadership skills after you complete the fellowship. Explain how you will contribute to the development of health equity at the national, regional or local level in conjunction with your employer. Also how you envision the fellowship experience will affect your overall career goals and direction.
NOTE: Please consider writing your statement in a word document and then transferring it into this form.

Part III - Project Proposal
Please describe one health equity project you would like to complete during the fellowship year (Please note AFHE will not provide funding for project proposals. See program FAQs for more information.)

The project should focus on a topic that is aligned with issues that you and/or your organization focus on. The project is a key part of the overall leadership learning experience and you will be coached regularly by the faculty team. Your project description should include the following:

NOTE: Please consider writing your proposal in a word document and then transferring it into this form. 
Introduction, Goal, and Vision (limit 500 words) *

This section should include an overview of the health equity topic for the project, details of why this is important and the location of the project. What is your goal for this project? What is your hopeful vision of the future and how will your project move you closer to this vision?
Timeline (limit 250 words) *

What clear, measurable aim can be accomplished during the fellowship? What is your projected completion date?
Institutional Support (limit 250 words) *

Describe any financial or in-kind resources your home institution will make available to assist you to implement the proposed project during the fellowship. (Please note: dedicated financial resources are not a requirement for successful application to the fellowship.)
Part IV - Supporting Documents
Your application will not be complete without the following documents attached:

You must receive a statement of Employer Support
Please download the Employer Support Form here. This form must be completed by someone in a direct supervisory role and should confirm your employer's support of your participation in the fellowship program. By providing us with a completed employer support form, you are confirming your employer's willingness to assist in your education and professional development as you pursue change leadership for health equity.  Once your employer has completed the form, please upload it via the link provided below.

Please note: You must upload a completed Statement of Employer Support form PRIOR to submitting this application.


Provide the names of two professional references who may be contacted in the final selection process. (One must be from someone in a direct supervisory role.)

Part V - Voluntary Self-Identification

Submission of the information within this section is voluntary.

We are dedicated to building a diverse fellowship program and this information will help inform our recruitment efforts. Refusal to provide any of the information within this section will not affect your application. Responses will remain confidential within the program.