IFP at a Glance

4,305 Fellows
from 22 countries

Studying at 615 host universities in 49 countries

Fostering social change
1 community at a time

What is the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP)?

Between 2001 and 2013, the International Fellowships Program supported graduate-level education for more than 4,300 emerging social justice leaders from 22 countries in the developing world. Geared toward emerging leaders and social innovators, IFP was based on an inclusive higher education model that prioritized social commitment over traditional selection criteria.

Learn more about IFP's history and program model


Measuring the Impact of IFP

Cover of IFP Alumni Tracking Study Report 1Launched in 2013 with support from the Ford Foundation, the IFP Alumni Tracking Study explores the personal pathways and career trajectories of IFP alumni. The study is unprecedented in its size and scope, and provides useful lessons for IIE and the field at large on how to carry out impact studies over an extended period of time, as well as how to design fellowships for maximum impact.

Learn more about the Study

IFP at a Glance

4,305 Fellows
from 22 countries

Studying at 615 host universities in 49 countries

Fostering social change
1 community at a time

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