Millennium Fellowship Overview

The Millennium Fellowship is a year-long, high-impact leadership accelerator for rising leaders from around the world and across sectors. Through our program, accomplished global professionals with both demonstrated achievement and reserves of potential sharpen their leadership abilities, increase their capacity for meaningful impact, and build community. Fellows complete a curriculum comprised of world-class leadership development resources and have access to the Atlantic Council’s geopolitical expertise, global networks, and international reach. For more information about the program structure, visit the About the Program page.

Applications for the 2023 Fellowship cycle are now closed.


Thirty-five Millennium Fellows are selected per cohort through a competitive application process. Fellows are between twenty-five and thirty-five years of age, are already leading at a high level, and have decades of impact ahead in their careers. Diversity is core to the program, and each class of fellows has participants representing every world region. Cohorts are also selected for a balance of public-, private-, and nonprofit-sector perspectives. Past public-sector fellows have included ministers of finance, secretaries of foreign affairs, senior advisors to heads-of-state, military officers, and other leading public officials. Private-sector fellows have included C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies, groundbreaking entrepreneurs, and leading voices in the media. For more information about fellows and alumni, visit our Fellows Page.

2023 Fellows


Fellows are selected annually through a competitive application process. Candidates from any country and sector are welcome to apply, provided they are between twenty-five and thirty-five at the time of the application deadline and demonstrate both passion and potential for shaping the global future.

Applications open in January, selections are made in the spring, and the program calendar begins in the summer. Each application is given thorough consideration and passes through several rounds of review by a committee of subject matter experts across the Atlantic Council. Top candidates will be invited to interview. Accepted fellows sign an offer letter committing to complete the program expectations and pay the associated fees. Scholarships may be available for those who qualify. For more details about the Millennium Fellowship application, eligibility requirements, and costs, please visit our FAQ Page.



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