The Yale World Fellows Program was among these, and it has since emerged as the University's signature international leadership training program – with a steadily growing global reputation for excellence – as well as a popular, broadly participatory program for the entire Yale community
Criteria for selection include:
*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 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
We are delighted you are interested in applying to be a 2012 Yale World Fellow. To begin a new application or to return to an application already in-progress, click the link below. If you received an e-mail stating that you have been nominated to apply, please use the link provided in that message to begin your application.
All application materials must be submitted prior to the deadline of Friday, December 9, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.
Application for admission to the Yale World Fellows Program is an online process (there is no paper application for you to fill out or mail). After creating an account and accessing the online application you may then begin to complete your application. Prior to the deadline, you are able to work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. You will have the ability to upload your documents and request your letters of recommendation once you register. A complete application consists of:
*The online application form (personal information, employment history, and educational background)
*Two essays (500 word maximum each)
*Essay 1: Describe your recent work history and its relevance, including the key responsibilities of your positions and your major accomplishments.
*Essay 2: Discuss an issue of importance to you and your country, your community, or region and how you think progress on this issue could be achieved.
*Three confidential letters of reference. Letters should come from people familiar with your work and character. They may comment on your abilities, your potential for leadership, and your suitability for a Yale World Fellowship. You will have the ability to designate your recommenders who can submit a letter of recommendation for you online once you begin an application. Once you identify a recommender they will receive an e-mail providing instructions and access information.
Please note that there isno application fee for applying to the Yale World Fellows Program.
Most questions about the Program and the application can be answered by reviewing the website, especially the Frequently Asked Questions. If, after careful review of these resources, your question is unanswered, you may contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not send multiple emails regarding one issue, and please do not email staff individually. We thank you for your patience in allowing staff adequate time to thoughtfully process your inquiries.