The 2022 World Fellows
Get to know this remarkable group of leaders and innovators.
Apply Now
We are now accepting applications to the 2023 World Fellows Program.
Abdi Ismail, 2021 World Fellow
Working in a volatile conflict area, Abdi Ismail honed his passion for helping vulnerable communities.
Jessica Faieta, 2006 World Fellow
Jessica Faieta’s long career with the UN gives her hope for the future of global development.
Elsa D’Silva, 2018 World Fellow
Indian gender activist Elsa D’Silva is putting gender on the agenda with her Safecity platform.
Alex Muñoz Wilson, 2019 World Fellow
Read a Q&A with Alex, who was on an expedition to the Patagonian fjords as part of his work for National Geographic.
The 2022 World Fellows
The 2022 World Fellows
Get to know this remarkable group of leaders and innovators.
Apply Now
Apply Now
We are now accepting applications to the 2023 World Fellows Program.
Abdi Ismail, 2021 World Fellow
Abdi Ismail, 2021 World Fellow
Working in a volatile conflict area, Abdi Ismail honed his passion for helping vulnerable communities.
Jessica Faieta, 2006 World Fellow
Jessica Faieta, 2006 World Fellow
Jessica Faieta’s long career with the UN gives her hope for the future of global development.
Elsa D’Silva, 2018 World Fellow
Elsa D’Silva, 2018 World Fellow
Indian gender activist Elsa D’Silva is putting gender on the agenda with her Safecity platform.
Alex Muñoz Wilson, 2019 World Fellow
Alex Muñoz Wilson, 2019 World Fellow
Read a Q&A with Alex, who was on an expedition to the Patagonian fjords as part of his work for National Geographic.

The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program

We enable extraordinary individuals, from across the globe and from diverse disciplines, to increase their capacity to make the world a better place.

Each year, the Program selects a diverse cohort of World Fellows to spend four months together in residence at Yale University to grow intellectually, share knowledge, strengthen skills and expand networks.

World Fellows are people of character, integrity, energy and talent. They are dynamic, creative, disruptive and innovative. They are selfless leaders who serve, inspire and motivate others. They have demonstrated impact, they are on the rise in their careers, and they are ambitious to grow to their full potential.

Established in 2002, the Program now has a network of nearly 400 World Fellows contributing to their communities in 91 countries, connected to each other and to Yale.

World Fellows Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

World Fellows Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary