To be eligible for the Prize, at least one of the nominated individuals must be an alumna/us of any program administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), or any exchange program funded by any of IIE's sponsors and administered by another organization. See below for a list of selected IIE sponsors and partners. Alumni of the following IIE-administered programs, among others, are encouraged to apply: Fulbright Programs, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships, International Visitor Leadership Program (formerly International Visitor Program, or IVP), State Department Middle East Partnership Initiative, Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF), Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program®, Ford Foundation Global Travel and Learning Fund, New Israel Travel and Learning Fund, and training programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Fulbright alumni and alumni of the Israel Arab Scholarship Program whose grants were administered by AMIDEAST are also eligible. Similarly, individuals who came to the United States under funding from the Ford Foundation or as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program are eligible even if they were participating in a program coordinated by another organization.

Alumna/us of exchange programs funded by any of IIE's sponsors are eligible for the Prize.

View a list of current and recent IIE sponsors and partners

Please contact IIE Goldberg Prize program team at with any questions about eligibility.