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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  1. Allan H. Navales says:

    I’m interested to apply for this training. I had my intensive training on leadership at the haggai institute in maui, hi last may 2008. currently, i am teaching at the university of southeastern philippines at the college of governance, business and economics, at obrero, davao city, philippines.

  2. Saba Channa says:

    My Name is saba channa.I am from Pakistan I am recently working with media.My span of working is from December 2008 till october 2010 I am intersted in attending your fellowship programme.Please contact me thorugh my email.thanks
    looking forward for your cooperation

  3. Ula Gurby says:

    Hi I am Ula from the Palestinian Territories. I am a project manager in a Television Station. I work as a trainer and consultant in local non-profit organizations that work in women and youths empowerment. I hold a Masters in Democracy and Human Rights and I am preparing a second Masters in Development and International Relations. I am deeply interested in the fellowship and wish to have the chance to study in USA and enroll in Yale. I would like to receive the application form soon, please.

  4. Umeh Clifford says:

    I am a 33 year old Medical Doctor from Nigeria with a postgraduate degree in Public Heath (MPH). I am interested in attending the Prestigious Yale World Fellows program 2012, because I see the program as the opportunity I need to improve on my leadership roles/Skills , broadening my knowledge base and positively impacting the world which has always been my passion.
    I have extensively and severally engaged in community projects with National and Multinational organizations as a volunteer Health worker in the past five years, the most recent being the project coordinator with Kenya Association of Maternal Health(KAMANEH) as an African Union Youth volunteer Corps (AUYVC) member on mission in Kenya. My job description at KAMANEH entails; Coordination of Training of community midwives and pediatricians; community mobilization on safe motherhood; delivery of community-level MNCH services in slums and rural communities of Kenya; formation of MNCH information centers, collaboration with other NGO, public and private sectors. The goal of the project is to improve maternal and child health indicators in the Nairobi East District Urban Slums and will specifically increase access to affordable mobile health services for pregnant women, girls and children, raise awareness on health issues and create linkages with public and private sector.

    In the past I have been the head of Project management team at Sancta Maria Health Center Bali, Taraba state Nigeria. The USAID funded project, through Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN) as implemented by Nigerian Indigenous Capacity Project (NICaB) focuses on capacity building of indigenous manpower through comprehensive HIV/AIDS care/services delivery. I coordinate the activities of the health facility, also work in collaboration with NGOs, CBOs, Civil society Organizations, represent and advocate for the project at district level meetings, state committees, and agencies of federal ministry of health Nigeria. Facilitating and coordinating HIV/AIDS, TB education for all staff of the facility. I was also responsible for identifying CBOs, FBOs, selecting volunteers and linking them up to the Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and linking PHCs to secondary health centers facilities for comprehensive HIVAIDS service delivery .We conducted advocacy visit, trained volunteers and mentored them. In a period of one year we counseled and tested over twelve thousand persons.
    I believe if given the opportunity, it will equip me for future assignments .
    Expecting your response.

  5. Margaret B. Kunje says:


    I am Margaret Brenda Kunje. I am a LEAD Fellow Cohort 16.I am interested for the Prestigious World Fellows Program 2012. I am a Malawian Lady working in the Forestry Department as a District Forestry Officer. My job entails empowering communities in the sustainable management of forestry reources.Hence I need more skills and knowledge in sustainable management so that I can be able to improve the rural livelihoods.

    Looking forward to your response

    Margaret B. Kunje

  6. Would like to receive the application forms, please

  7. This is a great initiative and would be priviledged to be a part of this programme.

  8. The information is quite interesting. I am a Cameroonian aged 18 a student of higher institute of management. Am very interested in entrepreneurship can i apply since i dont have any past experience?

  9. Mark Botomani says:


    I am from Malawi and am very much interested to apply for this Fellowship as this is very crucial for young African leaders especially at such a time as this. Kindly forward me the details as required.


  10. Diana MBABAZI says:

    This is a great opportunity for developing countries. I am from Rwanda, I would like to be part of it so please send me details on how to apply.


  11. Thanks for the information. it is great opportiunity for developing countries.

  12. Hi,
    This is a great opportunity for developing countries. I am from Rwanda, I would like to be part of it so please send me details on how to apply.

  13. Jiyam Shrestha says:

    It is really nice to know about the training. I am from Nepal and working in development sector from last 15 years. I knew that this opportunity will further build my capacity and i will be able to contribute vulnerable children of Nepal especially for those who are working as child labours in abusive and exploitative condition. i will be glad if you please share the application form.
    Jiyam Shrestha
    Program Manager
    CONCERN Nepal

  14. mudahinyuka jackson says:

    hi im from Rwanda im interested in the on going event plz could you send me application forms thanks

  15. Zahoor Ahmad says:

    This is very nice to know about this particulat training. Well i am from Pakistan and working in development sector from last 8 years. I knew that this opportunity will furhter build my capacity and i will contribute more then this for the vulnerable group of pakistan especially for those who are affected by conflict in ours country. i will be glad if you please share the application form. I am also hoping to listen from you in due course.


    Zahoor Ahmad Khan

  16. Nirmal Chongbang says:

    Thanks for your info

    Here I am Nirmal Chongbang from Nepal and really intrested in this topic but could not find application form so could you pls send me>?
    Thank you
    Chongbang Nirmal

  17. Todwong Richard says:

    I graciously appreciate this wonderful opportunity being extended to the world citizen by Yale university. I am a member of parliament in the Ugandan parliament, I was a special presidential advisor to president Museveni of Uganda for five years, I was a member of the constitutional review commission of the republic of Uganda.I was among 15 members who reviewed the Ugandan constitution, I was the chairman of Uganda revenue authority staff union. But most interestingly, I was once caught up in the conflict between the government of Uganda and the lords resistant army (LRA)

    Am interested to apply for the fellowship so that I can share my experience with other global citizens. I have been interviewed by many international students ie masters and PHD students as a resource person. Am now part of a team that is resettling the over 1million people who were displaced by war in Northern Uganda.

    Todwong Richard

  18. Manuel James Laygo says:


    This is very interesting. I have been working as a volunteer for almost eleven years and was and is able to see a lot of contrasting things and situations in the most deprived areas. I am always hoping to make a difference but usually lacks sufficient resources to expand my knowledge in leadership to make a difference. Currently working right now as an Officer In Charge of Philippine Red Cross Abra Chapter – a very challenging area that depicts conflicting interest in cultural and political belief amongst the people.

    Hoping to be considered as one very fortunate participant to this prestigious world fellowship program.

    Thank you very much.


    Manuel James Laygo

  19. aderajew woldu says:

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  20. Diallo Mamadou Aliou says:

    Very interesting initiative. I’m in Guinea Conakry, west Africa. I’m working in the field of development for 7 years now and this kind of initiative is what I’m looking for to garantee my career and a positive impact compare with the development of my country. I’m really interested and looking forward to receiving the application form. I would consequently like via this e-mail to be considered as a potential candidate.

    Thank you
    Diallo Mamadou aliou

    Diallo Mamadou Aliou

  21. Dr L. A. Hammed says:

    I really appreciate the ingenuity of the organizers. The training of this nature will give me the opportunity of being in USA for the first time and Yale university will forever get the credit of taking me outside the shore of Nigeria for the first time in history. I am in dare need of the application forms.


    Thank you

    L. A. Hammed Ph.D.
    Department of Horticulture
    College of Plant Science and Crop Production
    University of Agriculture Abeokuta.
    Ogun State.

  22. stanley ojenatum says:

    I do request you to give me the application form for funding to the disabled and orphans funding grant.


  23. Shakeel Abbas says:

    Hello Sir,
    this is a great opportunity for developing countries, like my own Pakistan. I would like to be part of it so please send me more information.


  24. SMS.A. Karim says:

    it will be very interesting and encouraging to participate in this prestigious fellow ship program 2012 if opportunity is given.
    I am from Yemen, and we definitely need such kind of programs to give us the required edge in the field to be implemented back home.
    Kindly send more details for applying.
    Best regards.
    SMS A.Karim

  25. Syed Shujaat Ali says:

    I am Psychologist and having experience with United Nations World Food Programme & International Medical Corps. I love to work in the community and I want to serve my life for humanity. This occasion is very much interesting and beneficial to me, I want to be a part of this.
    Hope to hear soon from your side positively.

    Syed Shujaat Ali

  26. Judith Ogolla says:

    This is recommendable move towards empowering persons who wants to further their exposure to the leadership skills.I hope to be among the prestigious world Fellowship program me 2012.



  27. Never Femayi says:

    This is a wonderful program especially for developing.Iam from Zimbabwe and working as a Director and founder with a an non-organisation that looks for psycho-social support for children and youths living with hiv/aids.i would like to be part of the program.

    I Would appreciate to hear from you


  28. Yahaya Ibrahim Al-Yakub says:

    Nice to hear about this, I have 15 years experience in development work most especially in the areas of youth development, health and leadership in Nigeria. i would like to be part of it and will be glad talking to students at Yale university. Please send me more details for applying.

    Thanks and best regards.

  29. RULINDA Nathan says:

    this is a great opportunity for developing countries, like my own Rwanda. I would like to be part of it.

    many thanks


  30. this is a great opportunity,
    I will be part of this programme. Please send me more details about the programme

  31. Khaleda Begum says:


    Great! This is a very nice initiative for developing human resources. I am from Bangladesh and working in the field of develoment for couple of years. I am interested for the prestigious World Fellows Program 2012
    I need cooperation from the organizer and looking forward to hearing you soon.

    Thanks & regards

    Khaleda Begum