Yale University invites applications for the prestigious World Fellows Program 2012

World Fellows Program at Yale University each year brings to Yale 14-18 highly accomplished men and women from a diverse set of countries around the world. The Fellows spend an intensive semester exploring critical issues and undergoing leadership training, with the full resources of Yale University at their disposal. Selected from outside the United States at an early mid-career point (generally five to fifteen years into their professional development), the World Fellows come from a range of fields and disciplines including government, business, nongovernmental organizations, religion, the military, media, and the arts.

Call for Applications

Yale University is currently accepting applications for the World Fellows Program 2012 from mid-career practitioners outside the US. The program is aimed at building extraordinary cohort of Fellows interested in preparing for greater roles of leadership, expanding their professional and personal horizons, and contributing to a deepening of international awareness and dialogue within the Yale community.

Core Goals

The Yale World Fellows Program has three core goals:

broadening the knowledge foundations and strengthening the leadership skills of a set of emerging leaders from around the world;
deepening the international dialogue across the Yale campus by having the World Fellows play a role as catalysts for conversations and as a source of perspectives, both formal and informal, on global issues and challenges;
creating a network of international decision makers from a range of disciplines who are connected to Yale and to each other.


Applicants must:

be in the mid-career stage, at least five and typically not more than twenty years into their professional careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. The average age of a World Fellow is 38;
have an excellent command of the English language and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently;
be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United States
Preference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational or work experience in the United States, particularly at Yale.
The Yale World Fellows Program does not accept full-time students or full-time academics and does not award an academic diploma of any kind. The fellowship is designed for practitioners.

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 duration of the program, and to mentoring students and speaking frequently on campus

Last date for submission of applications is December 9, 2011

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