North American David Rockefeller Fellows Application Process
In North America, five David Rockefeller Fellows may be chosen annually - three from the U.S. and one each from Canada and Mexico. Fellows should be 35 years or younger. Each Fellow must be nominated by a Member of the Commission. A second is also required, preferably one of which comes from another Commission Member. Additional seconds are welcomed.
A selection committee in each national group - Canada, Mexico and the U.S. - will evaluate candidates and nominate finalists to the North American Trustees and Executive Committee Members each Fall.
Fellows selected in one year will begin attending meetings at the next year’s spring plenary meeting.
All Fellows selected by the North American Group must be citizens or permanent residents of the North American country - Canada, Mexico or the United States - against whose quota they will count.
Interested applicants for one of the three U.S. Fellowships who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents should seek the recommendation of at least one U.S. member of the Commission. Nominations must be received by the Commission via letter to the Commission’s office at 1156 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Suite 505, Washington, D.C. 20005 or via email to Michael O’Neil, no later than October 31. Nominations must include the name, affiliation, biography, date of birth, citizenship and an email address at which the selection committee can contact the candidate. Nominations of individuals known to those nominating them will receive greater consideration.