The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program is a four-month, full-time, fully funded residential program based out of Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. The Program provides World Fellows the opportunity to expand their vision, learn from each other, and grow personally and professionally. Further, the World Fellows contribute to Yale’s intellectual life, give talks and participate on panels, collaborate with peers, audit classes, and mentor students.
The World Fellows at Yale will participate in:
- Good Society: World Fellows present to each other their vision for making the world a better place, what they do professionally, as well as how they contribute to building the ‘good society.’
- Salon: World Fellows host distinguished guests for discussions on key topics, expanding their knowledge and challenging their views.
- World Fellows receive individual and group coaching and skills development training. World Fellows can audit many of the 2,000+ courses offered at Yale, work on individual or collaborative projects, and also conduct independent research.
- World Fellows give talks and participate on panels across Yale, sharing their knowledge and expertise with students and faculty.
- World Fellows mentor students (both undergraduate and graduate) who apply to be their liaisons. The student liaisons assist World Fellows in putting on events as well as ensuring that they are fully immersed in life at Yale.
Fully Funded Yale World Fellows Program
The recipients of the Fully Funded Yale World Fellows Program will receive:
- 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
Eligibility for Yale World Fellows Program
Candidates are eligible for the fully funded Maurice R Greenberg World Fellows Program at Yale if they have:
- At least five, and typically not more than twenty, years into their careers, with demonstrated professional accomplishments at a regional, national, or international level. Further, demonstrate a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. The average age of a Greenberg World Fellow is 39, though there is no minimum or maximum age limit.
- Fluent in English. Excellent command of the English language is essential.
- A citizen of a country other than the United States. While dual citizens are eligible, Yale prefers candidates whose work focuses outside the US.
Yale considers a candidate eligible for the Greenberg World Fellows program if they have:
- An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity;
- Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the local, national, or international level;
- Likewise, the promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;
- Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, as well as strategic thinking;
- Likelihood to benefit from participation in the program and to contribute to the global perspective on Yale’s campus;
- Also, 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.
How to apply for the Yale World Fellows Program?
In order to apply for the Yale World Fellows Program, candidates will require to submit an online application. The online application requires candidates to create an account at Yale. After creating an account and accessing the online application, you can upload materials and request your letters of recommendation.
Applicants must submit:
- a résumé/curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
- a personal statement (maximum 1000 words)
- three letters of recommendation.
- Applicants also have the option of submitting a brief video statement.
Yale accepts the application for the fully funded World Scholars Program until the deadline on December 4, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. Applicants must submit their application in order to be eligible for the program.