We believe, as Dwight Eisenhower did, that Eisenhower Fellowships exists to inspire leaders around the world to challenge themselves, to envision how they can effect positive change, to engage others beyond their existing networks and to collaborate with other like-minded leaders across national borders and regions to better the world around them.
Eisenhower Fellows and the positive impact they can have on their societies are at the heart of everything we do. We bring together innovative leaders from all fields and regions of the world, women and men of notable achievement who have the potential to do even more. We strive to ensure the professional, ethnic, racial, gender and geographic diversity of the Fellows and of the regions and nations where we operate.
Our mission begins with identifying outstanding ascendant leaders who share President Eisenhower’s belief in the powerful possibilities of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. We work with mid-career leaders who display the vision and passion to pursue concrete projects with real impact on their societies. We believe our work transcends national boundaries, linking outstanding international leaders with their counterparts in the United States to enhance international understanding and provide rich opportunities for collaboration within the influential Eisenhower Fellows global network.
Successful candidates for our program are leaders hungry to advance their personal and professional growth, who can articulate how they can use the fellowship to produce impactful change and who commit to lifelong engagement with the organization and its Fellows around the world. They apply what they learn from their peers and in their meetings with experts in their respective fields to maximize their potential and produce sustained impact through a transformative fellowship experience and collaboration with the network.