Apply to the 2014 Yale World Fellows Program

Deadline: December 4, 2013

Individuals from across sectors and around the world are invited to apply to the 2014 Yale World Fellows Program. This is a four-month residential program that offers a cutting-edge global issues curriculum; individualized skill-building; and access to prominent thinkers and practitioners.  The Yale World Fellows Program is actively looking for rising leaders in virtually any field who have the experience, dynamism and energy to spend an intensive four months at Yale learning, discussing, and sharing their expertise with Yale faculty, students, and the broader community.

Each class of Fellows is a unique group, geographically balanced, and representative of a wide range of professions, talents, and perspectives.  The Program provides Fellows with a travel allowance, housing, healthcare, and a stipend to cover living expenses.  Yale also pays for all costs associated with the educational and extracurricular aspects of the Program.

About the Fellowship

During the four month program, Yale World Fellows are fully immersed in the University community. They share their expertise and ideas in classes and seminars across Yale and New Haven. While most activities take place on campus in New Haven, the Program sponsors trips to New York City and Washington, DC and an off-site retreat. The Yale World Fellows Program is offered annually from mid-August to mid-December and is sponsored and fully funded by Yale and supporting partners.


Eligible applicants must:

  • BE IN THE MID-CAREER STAGE – Fellows are between 5 to 20 years into their careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence.
  • Although there is no minimum or maximum age limit, the average age of a World Fellow is 39.
  • BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH – An excellent command of the English language is essential.
  • BE A CITIZEN OF A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES While dual citizens are eligible, preference is given to candidates whose work is focused outside the US.

Selection Criteria

  • An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity;
  • Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level;
  • Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;
  • Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking;
  • Likelihood to benefit from participation in the Program and to contribute to global understanding at Yale;
  • Commitment to a rigorous program of activities, to full-time residence at Yale for the entire duration of the program, and to mentoring students and speaking frequently on campus

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