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Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows

For more than 35 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students and faculty members. Through a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions, the Fellows create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds.

Read an article about the program in the Independent.

 Current Status


Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016–2017 academic year. Early applications for visits in the 2017–2018 academic year academic year also are welcome.


Read the latest issue of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows newsletter:

FALL 2016

 Application Process

Application Information:

Please view the roster of Fellows and, when completing your application, rank three or four Fellows in order by preference. Next, complete the Campus Request Form. Campuses are matched with Fellows in the order the application was received so campuses are encouraged to submit their requests as soon as they are able. Applications submitted later in the year will be accepted but with less assurance of arranging the first choice of Fellow and date of visit.

Campus Request Form: Request Forms should be completed by a campus-designated “campus coordinator” who will be CIC’s point of contact throughout the planning and execution of the visit. The Campus Request Form can be completed entirely online.

For more information contact CIC at (202) 466-7230 or by email at

 Featured Fellows


 Contact Us

Please contact Michelle Friedman, CIC Director of Programs, or Roger Bowen, Program Director, at (202) 466-7230 or, for questions related to the program.