About EF Worldwide
“Eisenhower Fellowships engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts, deepen their perspectives, and unite them in a diverse, global community - a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just, and peaceful world.”
We bring two groups of approximately 25 outstanding mid-career Fellows (aged 32-45) drawn from 49 different countries to the U.S. annually for an intensive, individually designed program in the fellows professional field. Fellows are identified by high-level in-country nominating committees and selected by a committee at Eisenhower Fellowships headquarters in Philadelphia.
We send approximately one dozen high-achieving mid-career (aged 32-45) U.S. citizens abroad for an intensive, individually designed program in the country of their choice. Fellows are selected by blue ribbon steering committees and are currently recruited from Philadelphia, Research Triangle North Carolina, New England (Boston), and St. Louis. One Fellow per year is selected for an Agricultural Fellowship, the only fellowship currently available nationwide.
Over five decades of existence, some 1,700 emerging world leaders have become Eisenhower Fellows. They compose a global network with a varied menu of events and activities around the world.
An Eisenhower Fellowship is a lifelong experience. The 1700+ individuals who have completed an Eisenhower Fellowship are members of this unique network.
EF alumni actively participate in recruitment of new candidates for the fellowship program and/or collaborative events in:
U.S. regions: New England • Research Triangle, NC • Philadelphia, PA • St. Louis, MO
Roles Played by EF Alumni
- Nominating candidates for the Fellowship
- Hosting and organizing EF conferences and events
- Organizing professional and social/cultural meetings for visiting Fellows on program
- On-going dialogue and collaboration with Fellows throughout the network
- Alumni Advisory Council
Support for alumni network
The Philadelphia headquarters maintains an alumni network office headed by Diane Shoemaker for the purpose of keeping in contact with alumni, facilitating their communication with one another and providing assistance with alumni activities. The office maintains an online directory of Fellows for confidential use by all Fellows.
Contact Diane Shoemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 215-546-1738.