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Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health

Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health

Are you a mid-career leader in global health seeking to enhance your capacity for leadership? Applications are for the 2023-2024 Harvard LEAD Fellowship. Applicants from all continents, regions, disciplines, sectors, ages, and gender identities are eligible for the Harvard Learn, Engage, Advance, Disrupt (LEAD) fellowship.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Global Health and Population Department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the fellowship is specifically designed to promote leadership skills in individuals from low- and middle-income countries.

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Founded in 2011, the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) is committed to surfacing and addressing broad challenges in public health. At Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) seeks to improve global health.

Why apply to this program? Harvard LEAD Fellows will have access to world-class faculty, are provided with senior mentors, and have the opportunity to build a custom curriculum aligned to their own unique personal growth and leadership plan. The LEAD fellowship is 12 months in duration, from September through August.

Application Deadline: 5 PM EST, Friday, March 10, 2023

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Harvard Global Health Institute and the Global Health and Population Department
  • Department: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Course Level: NA
  • Award: Visa fees, housing, living stipend, flights, and course fees
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the USA

Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health


  • Eligible Countries: Low- and middle-income countries
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The fellowship will be awarded to a variety of executive education courses offered at the various Harvard Schools (HBS, HMS, HSPH, and HKS).
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • To date, fellows have come from 12 different countries, with representation from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America. Their areas of focus have ranged from HIV/AIDS and healthcare to health policy at the highest levels of government.
  • Applicants must work full-time in the field of global health and have at least 15 years of professional experience beyond their education. Global health-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.
  • Applicants must have substantial leadership experience and demonstrate further potential.
  • Applicants must have the 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 their in-residence experience for 4 weeks in April 2024.
  • Applicants must be able to obtain a J-1 visa for travel to the United States in April 2024 and must be available to reside in Cambridge, MA for four weeks. NOTE: Visa fees, housing, and flights will be covered by the fellowship and a living stipend will be provided for the time in residence.
  • In the two years prior to their fellowship at Harvard, candidates may not have participated in any full-time fellowship that lasted 4 months or longer.
  • There are no age limits or academic prerequisites.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Candidates nominate themselves by applying for the fellowship: Apply Now
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants are bounded to submit the required documents which will be mentioned on the application.
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants are encouraged to have 15 years of professional experience and proven leadership capacity and experience.
  • Language Requirement: If applicants are not nationals of a majority English-speaking country, they will need to demonstrate that they have a reasonable knowledge of English.


During the in-residence month on campus, fellows will receive a living stipend for those four weeks. Visa fees, housing costs, flights to and from Cambridge, MA, and all course fees are also provided by the fellowship.

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