Applications Open for Eisenhower Fellowships 2015 for African Leaders

Deadline: 15 October 2015

Eisenhower Fellowships seeks a diverse mix of applicants, ages 32-45, from a wide range of professional sectors. EF provides a unique leadership development opportunity for individuals who have a demonstrated track record of significant professional and community achievements and who seek to tackle big challenges in the future.  Competitive candidates articulate goals for the fellowship program and propose steps to achieve them.  EF seeks ascendant leaders who are committed to making the world more peaceful, prosperous and just, and who are committed to a lifelong engagement with EF’s network of 1,400 active leaders around the world.

Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) exists to inspire leaders around the world to challenge themselves to think beyond their current scope, to engage others, including those outside of their current networks, and to leverage their own talents to better the world around them.

2016 Africa Program will be held from October 2 to November 18, 2016 in USA.

Eligible Countries

  1. Ghana
  2. Kenya
  3. Nigeria
  4. Rwanda
  5. South Africa
  6. Tanzania
  7. Zimbabwe

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants aged 32-45 from above mentioned countries are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates from other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa will be considered if they have a track record of regional impact and are nominated by a member of the Africa Leadership Steering Committee or a member of the Eisenhower Fellowships’ global network.
  • Fellowships Support participation of spouses/partners. A spouse/partner may accompany a Fellow for two to three weeks under EF sponsorship. However, children may not accompany Fellows or their spouses/partners on fellowship travel. Fellows must agree to return to their country of residence at the end of the fellowship period in accordance with U.S. law.


  • July 1, 2015- Launch of 2016 Africa Program Recruitment
  • October 15, 2015- Deadline to submit application materials
  • December 15, 2015- Nominating Committees submit finalists to EF
  • April 1, 2016- Candidates will be notified of results
  • October 2-November 18, 2016- Africa program takes place in the United States.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply directly to Eisenhower Fellowships using the online application.

For more information, please download this PDF Fellowships 2015.


  1. Juliet Abajong says:

    I am interested in applying for Eisenhower Fellowship for African Leaders Program but I am wandering how and where to get the fellowship application forms to complete for consideration.
    Please assist me to get the application forms for completion.
    Thank you.