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The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program

Application deadline: December 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST.

The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program is a four-month, full-time residential program based out of Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. The program runs annually from mid-August to mid-December.

The Program provides World Fellows with the opportunity to expand their vision, learn from each other, and grow personally and professionally. World Fellows contribute to Yale’s intellectual life, give talks and participate on panels, collaborate with peers, audit classes, and mentor students.


  • Applicants should be between five and twenty-five years into their professional careers, with demonstrated and significant accomplishments at a regional, national, or international level. The average age of a World Fellow is 39, though there is no minimum or maximum age limit.

  • Applicants must be citizens of a country other than the United States. While applicants who hold dual citizenship with the United States are eligible, strong preference is given to candidates whose work is focused outside the United States.

  • Applicants must be fluent in English. An excellent command of the English language is essential to successfully participating in the program

  • World Fellows are required to be in residence at Yale University in New Haven for the entirety of the program which runs from mid-August through mid-December.


Applicants Must Have

  • An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity.

  • A commitment to the good society and to making a positive impact at the local, national, or international level.

  • A promise of a future career in leadership and notable global impact.

  • A special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking.

  • A likelihood to benefit from participation in the program and to contribute to the global perspective on Yale’s campus.

  • A 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.


  • A taxable stipend to cover the costs of living in New Haven

  • A modest, furnished one, or two-bedroom apartment for the duration of the program

  • Medical insurance

  • Round-trip travel from home country


  • The application process for admission to the World Fellows Program is done entirely online. There are no paper forms to complete or mail.

  • There is no application fee or other cost to apply.

  • Prior to the deadline, you may work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. After creating an account and accessing the online application, you can upload materials and request your letters of recommendation.

  • Applicants are required to submit a résumé/curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages), a personal statement (maximum 1000 words), and three letters of recommendation. Applicants also have the option of submitting a brief video statement. Comprehensive instructions can be found within the online application once you create an account.

  • Most questions about the program and the application process can be answered by reviewing this website and the common questions page. If your question is unanswered, you may contact staff at applicant.worldfellows@yale.edu. Please do not send multiple emails regarding one issue, and please do not email staff individually. We thank you for your patience in allowing staff adequate time to thoughtfully process your inquiries.



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