Eisenhower Fellowships identifies, empowers and connects innovative leaders through a transformative fellowship experience and lifelong engagement in a global network of dynamic change agents committed to creating a world more peaceful, prosperous and just.


  • 2014 USA Fellows

Since 1989, the USA Program has sent more than 250 Americans abroad for customized, immersive international experiences.  Each year, EF awards around 20 USA Eisenhower Fellowships to a diverse and dynamic group of leaders.  Exceptional candidates who receive a USA Fellowship participate in one of three distinct programs:


  • USA Fellowship: Ten candidates are awarded a five-week fellowship and typically visit one or two countries in the EF network.
  • Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship: Ten candidates are awarded a four-week fellowship and travel exclusively to China as a group.
  • EF Agriculture Program: EF’s Agricultural Committee selects one Fellow -- an active farmer or rancher -- to visit one or two countries in the EF network.

International Programs

  • 2015 mnp fellows

Two international programs bring a total of 40-50 leaders to the U.S. for an intensive seven-week program. Each Fellow receives an individualized itinerary of meetings with leaders on subjects of relevance to them.  Held in the spring and fall, the programs involve visits to 8-10 cities with 50-60 individual appointments, beginning and ending with group leadership development seminars in Philadelphia.  During their travels, Fellows identify specific projects they will undertake upon returning home.