Last Updated

16 Jan 2020

HGHI Call for Applications: LEAD Fellowship to Promote Women in Global Health

The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are offering a 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. 

A Harvard LEAD fellowship is a transformative experience designed to empower emerging leaders in global health. Successful applicants will articulate a clear vision for personal growth, leadership, and change, and present evidence of their ability to mentor others. 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. While at Harvard, they will have access to world-class faculty, classes, and executive education programs. 

This unique opportunity combines a 4-month residence at Harvard with the development and execution of an 18-month professional development and mentorship plan. 


  • Applicants from all continents, regions, disciplines, sectors, and gender identity, working full-time in the field of global health. They need to have at least 15 years of professional experience, including demonstrated leadership experience.
  • 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. They must have the full support of their employer, and they must have a champion in their organization who signs on as an internal mentor. If chosen, they also must agree in writing to honor the leave stipulations made with their employers.
  • Candidates nominate themselves by applying for the fellowship. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites. 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.

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Applications deadline March 15, 2020.