Millennium Fellowship Application


The Millennium Fellowship is open to rising leaders and innovators around the world committed to achieving transformational change in their communities, countries, and professional fields with a global impact. Fellows will be at the forefront of the Atlantic Council’s work to promote constructive leadership and create a more secure and prosperous world. Through a competitive application process, the Atlantic Council will accept approximately twenty exceptional leaders who are thirty-five years old and under into the inaugural class of Millennium fellows this spring. 

The Millennium Fellowship is a two-year program. Throughout the fellowship, and beyond, fellows will join a global network of outstanding peers, have unparalleled opportunities to engage with world leaders at flagship Atlantic Council events, learn directly from top experts, collaborate on projects with global impact, and develop professional skills through training, master classes, and mentorship. For more details on program benefits, please visit the About the Millennium Leadership Program page.

Millennium Fellowship Time Commitment and Dues:

  1. Fellows commit to attending two week-long Millennium Leadership Program events scheduled for Warsaw, Poland in early July 2016 and Washington, DC in October 2016.
  2. 2015 fellowship annual dues are $450 for public, nonprofit, and academic sector members, and $950 for private sector and corporate members. Dues cover all flights, lodging, and group meals for both trips during the first year (an estimated total cost of more than $5,000 per fellow). The Council offers a limited number of subsidies to cover part or all of the dues for fellows with demonstrated financial need. To request a subsidy, please email program staff at with an explanation of the request using the subject line “Fellowship Subsidy Request” before the application deadline of March 1, 2015.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2016 Class of Millennium Fellows in Winter 2015/2016. 

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