Applicant Process


Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, though younger applicants should note that we are looking for candidates with several years of leadership experience, and most fellows are already mid-career accomplished professionals. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of creating a diverse group of fellows who will work well together and offer a wide array of views and experiences. Candidates should be emerging leaders addressing issues whose resolution can have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries and — collectively — on the world. Successful participants have a hunger for professional improvement and share a passion to learn from all experiences offered during the fellowship.

Applicants must demonstrate fluency in English, have valid passports and have access to a computer and the internet. They may not be current recipients of other fellowships.

Fees and Services Covered

Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship. Each participant receives a stipend upon arrival.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Jun 30, 2016. Apply here.


For more information about Ford Fellowship applications, call 212.415.5473, fax 212.415.5798, or send an email.