The Equity Initiative Fellowship, also known as the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in Southeast Asia (AFHESEA), is a fully funded award designed for working professionals from Southeast Asia and China.
The Equity Initiative Fellowship is seeking outstanding mid-career professionals from Southeast Asia and China from any sector (public, private, non-profit, academia, business) who have demonstrated leadership in their field, who have shown a commitment to equity and social justice, and are interested in a lifelong engagement with the equity community.
To apply for the Fellowship, the applicant must:
Have a track record of demonstrated leadership and commitment to social justice
Have a clear long-term vision to promote systems change for health equity.
Have at least 6 years of professional working experience
Be a resident citizen of one of the Southeast Asian countries or China
Be proficient in spoken and written English
The selection process involves the deliberation of National Committees and a Regional Selection Committee who help them score, rank, and select future Fellows. In the selection process, the Committees prioritize individual attributes of the candidates as well as country, gender, and professional backgrounds to achieve an optimal cohort mix.
The selection criteria include the following:
A diverse mix of applicants from a wide range of professional sectors
Achieve a mix and balance of Fellows for optimal multi-national and multi-sectoral peer learning
Professional capabilities in health, social development, or related fields
Capacity to participate fully in the fellowship activities on specific dates with the support of current employer or home institution if applicable.