Senior Leadership Fellows: Call for Nominations

The Senior Leadership Fellows Program provides a bridge from the world of decision-making to the world of academe. It offers a unique and rare opportunity for those who have recently served in high-level positions in government, multilateral institutions, non-profit organizations, and journalism to spend time at Harvard sharing experiences with students and collaborating with renowned academic colleagues as they explore important issues pertaining to strategic decision-making and leadership development in health. In most cases, Fellows will have served as ministerial-level government officials, leading parliamentarians and diplomats, high-ranking officials of multilateral institutions, heads of international or local non-profit organizations and in other senior policy-making roles, or as leading health journalists. There are two three-month fellowships offered: The Gro Harlem Brundtland Fellowship seeks candidates from lower-middle income countries with special emphasis on Africa, and The Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Fellowship seeks domestic and international leaders.

Experiences will include:

  • Integration into the life of the Harvard School of Public Health while engaging in reflections in a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment.
  • Teaching an eight-week seminar based on the Fellows’ leadership experience.
  • Mentoring students by honing their expertise in leadership and decision making.
  • Meeting with appropriate HSPH faculty, researchers and other visitors to Harvard in the Greater Boston area to collaborate on areas of interest.
  • Meeting with faculty at other Harvard schools for the purposes of collaboration, networking, guest lecturing in classes, and professional enhancement.
  • Opportunity to shape an emerging generation of global leaders in public health through experiences enhancing and developing transformational leadership.
  • Fellows will receive a salary and benefits.

This is not a research appointment, but an opportunity to connect with students and faculty who wish to learn lessons of leadership from senior decision-makers.

Please send nominations or letters of interest along with a current curriculum vitae to:

Ms. Betty Johnson

Director, Fellow & Student Programs

Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development

Harvard School of Public Health

677 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115


Tel: (617) 432-1809