Yale World Fellows creates a learning lab: a place to experiment. We bring innovative, multidisciplinary thinkers and doers from around the world to Yale for four months. We give them the space and time to step back from the intensity of their work to reflect, learn and be challenged both academically and personally.  Fellows also contribute greatly to Yale through teaching, collaboration, research and more. After their time at Yale, they go on to join a growing network of more than 250 World Fellows working across the world. They stay connected to the University, and to each other.
Who are they? In our annual search for Fellows, we scour the globe for people working innovatively (and often tirelessly) across sectors to bring positive change. Fellows are mid-career. They’re already questioning stale solutions and status quo strategies and coming up with new and better ways of tackling big problems. They’re dynamic, creative practitioners – disruptive thinkers, imaginers, inventors and creatives – who have already been recognized for their work. 
So they’re already experts in their fields when they come to us. But leadership is so much more than expertise. 
Read more about us, and the Fellowship, here

Upcoming Events


Join Pierson College for a Master’s Tea featuring 2014 World Fellow Amira Yahyaoui. 

Pierson College Master's House See map
231 Park St.
New Haven, CT 06510
United States
This year, we’re joining up with the team at the New Haven Free Public Library for a series of events featuring our World Fellows and our community.  Join us October 30th for stories from George ChenVivianne Naigeborin and Thora Arnorsdottir and Paula Moreno
New Haven Free Public Library, Program Room See map
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513
United States

Join the Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University for a discussion with 2014 World Fellow, Nandita Das on her personal experience of being a woman in society and in cinema. 

Room 206, Cabot Intercultural Center, Tufts University See map
170 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
United States

Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States