The Fellowship

  • Between the ages of 25 and 35
  • Demonstrated expertise and/or strong interest in technology and/or global affairs

The 2024 International Strategy Forum application cycle is now closed. Stay tuned for updates on the 2025 application cycle.

  • 1 Written Application Eligible applicants are invited to submit a written application for a region of which they are a citizen, dual citizen, or resident.
  • 2 Panel Review Top-scoring candidates are invited to interview.
  • 3 Selection All successful applicants will be notified by email.
Fellowship Experience

The benefits of becoming an ISF Fellow take many forms. The program is personalized and tailored to Fellows’ needs as they grow during their fellowship year and beyond. All ISF Fellows receive access to the following benefits:

  • 1 Convenings Each February, Fellows from every region participate in a global convening, commencing the yearlong program. Fellows reconvene in thematic clusters during the second half of their fellowship to discuss international affairs in smaller settings.
  • 2 Network Events Fellows are invited to virtual and in-person events hosted by ISF and partner organizations, including briefings with subject-matter experts, Fellow-led discussions, and leadership and upskilling courses.
  • 3 Mentorship Fellows have access to ISF Advisors and alumni of the program for mentorship and collaboration.
FEBRUARY ISF Global Summit
July ISF Thematic Convening: Emerging Technologies, Geopolitics, and Human Security
August ISF Thematic Convening: Climate Change and Global Cooperation
September ISF Thematic Convening: Public Innovation and Democracy