Harvard Lead Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health 2022-2023 (Fully-funded)

Harvard Lead Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health 2022-2023 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: April 25, 2022

Applications are open for the Harvard Lead Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health 2022. 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.

Fellowship Experience

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.

The core pillars of the Fellowship include:

  • Executive Leadership training with a personal coach
  • 1:1 mentorship by Harvard Faculty with aligned interests
  • Speaking opportunities at Harvard and global events
  • Enrollment in Harvard courses across different departments
  • Private Skill-building Workshops led by leading experts


  • 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.


They 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. 

  • 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. 


Applicants will be notified in June 2022 if they have received the LEAD fellowship opportunity. The deadline for applications is April 25, 2022.

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