GBHI Requesting Applications For Scholarships


REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Global Brain Health Institute is currently requesting applications for scholarships to attend and present a poster at the 2nd Annual Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) Conference taking place April 19-22, 2017 at the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista in Barcelona, Spain.

GBHI was launched in 2015, founded with generous support from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Initially operating at two lead host sites, the University of California San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin, GBHI works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia around the world by training and supporting a new generation of leaders to translate research evidence into effective policy and practice. These leaders will break down disciplinary boundaries to find innovative ways to intervene on behalf of vulnerable people in their communities and strive to raise dementia awareness, improve care, and influence local, national and global health policy.

CONFERENCE: GBHI annual conferences are designed to bring together experts in the field of aging and dementia from around the world. This 2nd Annual GBHI Conference in Barcelona will focus on advancing awareness of dementia in Spain and the larger Mediterranean region, and affords a unique opportunity for potential GBHI trainees to meet with current GBHI.

The four-day program includes presentations, panel discussions, lectures, and social gatherings. For more information please visit

SCHOLARSHIPS: 2nd Annual GBHI Conference Scholarships will include airfare to and from Barcelona, hotel accommodations and full attendance at the conference.

Applicants from a wide variety of disciplines are welcome, including but not restricted to medicine, nursing, psychology, social science, advocacy, arts and humanities, health economics, public policy and translational neuroscience. Applicants from within or from outside academic settings at various career stages who have completed their graduate or post-graduate training (including post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty or equivalent for non-academic applicants) and who demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy are encouraged to apply. For more information please visit

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Conference scholarship applicants should include a curriculum vitae (max 4 pages), a brief description of your work and how it relates to GBHI’s mission (max 350 words), an abstract summarizing a poster presentation for the conference (max 350 words), and one letter of support. Poster presentations should be relevant to the GBHI’s mission as outlined above.

Part 1 of the application should be submitted by February 15, 2017. Part 2 of the application is due by February 28, 2017.

PHOTO IMAGE: NETWORK OF LEADERS: The broad expertise of the GBHI faculty, staff, and affiliates creates an exciting opportunity to learn from leaders in a range of disciplines.