Global Academic Leadership Fellows Program Application

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Call for Nominations

The Global Academic Leadership Fellows Program (GALFP) is a two-year-long program designed to develop promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future global leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The programme is for:

  • Academic pharmacy leaders seeking to broaden their leadership skills and international perspectives
  • Deans early in the career broaden their leadership and management skills
  • Faculty members interested in paths to academic leadership

The GALFP programme includes self-assessment, peer assessment, in-depth leadership development, team building, consideration of legislative and public policy issues critical to academic pharmacy and higher education, administrative competency development, and application of leadership experiences. GALFP content is delivered via recorded presentations, interactive group collaboration webinars, group projects and live sessions for networking at AACP and FIP congresses.

Ten Fellows will be selected to participate in 2020-21 Cohort 1 and eligibility apply is as follows:

  • Individuals proficient in reading, writing and speaking English
  • Individual affiliated with a faculty/school that is an FIP Academic Institutional Membership (AIM) member from World Health Organization (WHO)’s Eastern Mediterranean Region (Please visit WHO’s website to see if your country is included:
  • Commitment to enhancing leadership skills through participation in online recorded content, live webinars and regional conference calls
  • Attendance at the FIP World Congress 2020 and the AACP Annual Meeting 2021

Instructions for Nominators and Nominees

Please read all the information in the application carefully.  The Dean of the college or school must make the nomination for the nominee.

Prior to completing the application, the Dean/Head must meet with the nominee to:

  1. Develop a mentoring plan based on the GALFP programme with the potential Fellow that will provide learning experiences regarding the strategy and operations of academic pharmacy and higher education within the college/school;
  2. Agree to mentor the nominee or identify a co-mentor within the institution or at another college or school of pharmacy;
  3. Discuss adequate time to be released from the nominee's faculty/administrator duties to pursue development activities associated with the GALFP, for scheduled GALFP meetings (virtual and face to face meetings) and for development activities at the home institution;
  4. Arrange a schedule of meetings throughout the Fellow programme to discuss GALFP activities, professional goals, and lessons learned through participation in governance at the home institution; and
  5. Commit to provide or seek financial support to the nominee, including tuition, travel and personal expenses associated with participation in GALFP. (These expenses include airline travel, ground transportation, lodging, FIP and AACP meetings (included in GALFP tuition) and meal costs).

The tuition fee for the GALFP 2020-21 Cohort 1 is: $7,500 USD

This fee covers access to GALFP platform, all virtual meetings, registration fee to FIP Congress 2020 (including Global Academic Leaders Forum) and AACP Annual Meeting 2021 for in-person trainings, lunch and coffee breaks during the in-person meetings, two social dinners including the graduation ceremony and textbooks & materials.

This fee doesn’t cover accommodation and airfare costs to attend the in-person meetings as well as meals other than mentioned above.

The expected total cost including programme fee and personal expenses is approximately $11,300 USD

Participant Requirements

If selected as a Global Academic Leadership Fellow, the Fellow commits to attend and participate in all program activities and assignments. The program involves attending GALFP virtual Sessions, and participating in the FIP Congress 2020 in Seville, Spain and AACP Annual Meeting in 2021 in Toronto, Canada. Due to the intensive nature and team-building focus of the in-residence programming sessions, we ask that family members / guests to be excluded from the in-person meetings. 

Selection and Notification

An institution may nominate one individual. Selection of Fellows will be made by the GALFP Taskforce on an individual basis with attention given to the strength of the nomination letter, the proposed mentoring plan for the Fellow's involvement in leadership learning experiences at the home institution, and the nominee's letter of intent. To meet program goals and maximize each Fellow's leadership development opportunities, we seek diversity in the Fellows' cohort based on nominee's career stage, academic discipline, and leadership/management experience.

10 qualified nominees will be selected. Nominees will be notified at the end of March 2020.

Application/Nomination Procedure

The following required supporting documents should be assembled accordingly in a “single PDF document” and uploaded in the online submission form.

  1. Nominee’s Letter of Intent, initialled by the Dean Mentor

Completed by the Nominee, submit a letter of intent, limited to 1000 words or 2½ to 3 double-spaced pages that address the following:

  1. Briefly describe your history of leadership/management experiences. The letter should identify your history of leadership activities at the institution such as chairing committees; advising student groups; mentoring students and faculty; developing community/institutional programs; supervising an active research program; and/or formal administrative or supervisory capacity.
  2. Address your future career goals.
  3. What you hope to learn through the GALFP.
  4. How you would like to make a difference through your leadership in academic pharmacy and higher education.

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of recommendation from the Dean Mentor

The letter should be no more than one page and address the three points provided below:

  1.      How you would describe the nominee's competencies/talents and potential for leadership.
  2.      Why you believe the nominee should be a Global Academic Leadership Fellow.
  3.      Describe the mentoring plan you and the nominee have developed

Application Checklist

Completed applications must include the following three documents combined in a “single PDF document”:

  1. Nominee’s letter of intent, initialed by the nominator (limit 1000 words or 2½-3 double-spaced pages)
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Letter of recommendation from the nominating Dean (one page)

Application Deadline

All application materials must be submitted through the online submission form by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Nominee Information

I understand that if I am selected to be a Global Academic Leadership Fellow, I will attend all sessions and participate in all required activities and assignments that relate to the program. I also understand that absence from any program element and/or failure to complete any required assignment or activity may result in dismissal from GALFP and the loss of tuition. *

Mentor Information

Co-mentor Information (if applicable)

Application Checklist and Document Upload

GALFP Information and Program Requirements are available on the FIP Website.
Application Checklist

Completed applications must include the following three documents combined in a "single PDF document":

1. Nominee's letter of intent, initialed by the Mentor (limit 1000 words or 2 1/2-3 double spaced pages)
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Letter of recommendation from the Mentor (one page). The letter should address the three points provided below:
     1. How you would describe the nominee's competencies/talents and potential for leadership.
     2. Why you believe the nominee should be an Global Academic Leadership Fellow.
     3. Describe the mentoring plan you and the nominee have developed.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by 5:00p.m EST

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact:


John Ressler, Ed.D.

Director of Academic Programs and Professional Development

Phone: 703-739-2330, ext. 1031



Nilhan Uzman, Pharm.

Lead for Education Policy and Implementation

Phone: +3170 302 1984