Advanced Leadership Initiative [Harvard University]

Applications Due (May Selection Round): March 31, 2019. The fellowship is designed to enhance and leverage the skills of highly accomplished, experienced leaders who want to apply their talents to solve significant social problems, including those affecting health and welfare, children and the environment, and focus on community and public service in the next phase of their careers.

The fellowship is designed for accomplished leaders with a track record of innovation and 20+ years of leadership achievement in their primary career. Candidates should recognize the value that engagement with Harvard University can add as they prepare for their next phase of life’s work.

During their year at Harvard, ALI Fellows will be able to take advantage of the vast intellectual resources of the University to learn, teach, mentor, consult, reflect and plan in preparation for their ALI project work.Fellows also work with students as guides, mentors, and team leaders. The faculty thus seeks leaders of the highest character and integrity who can serve as role models to the University community.

ALI provides support commensurate with ALI Fellows’ status and stage of life, including:

  • Shared office suite space exclusivley for ALI Fellows and Partners with lockers, mailboxes, office supplies, and flexible conference rooms
  • Provision for spouse or partner to enroll in ALI Partner Program, with invitation to join program activities
  • Special invitations to join other Harvard events

Advanced Leadership Fellows are invited to join the program for a calendar year. The process of identifying promising candidates begins approximately a year in advance and continues over 6-9 months in several rounds. Interested candidates may opt in at any time, including late in the process.

Program Overview

Selection Process