Since 1925, ICWA has sent 170+ critical thinkers abroad to develop new ways of perceiving, navigating and improving our highly globalized world.
During their two-year cultural immersion fellowships, ICWA fellows write monthly dispatches. Use the searchable database below to learn about our fellows and read their dispatches dating back to 1925.
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Germany (2019 - 2021)
Historical Memory and the Rise of the Far-Right
France (2017 - 2019)
Social Cohesion and Secularism in France
China (2017 - 2019)
Rural to Urban Transformation in Yunnan province
Indonesia (2016 - 2018)
Nigeria (2016 - 2018)
Girls' health, education, early marriage, and empowerment
Oman (2015 - 2016)
Culture and Development
Nigeria (2015 - 2015)
Human Rights, Politics & Gender
Egypt (2015 - 2017)
Art, Pop Culture & Satire
Seafaring (2015 - 2017)
Adaption to climate change in coastal communities in México, Central America and the Caribbean
Archival Collection in Print
The complete historical collection of Institute of Current World Affairs is also available to researchers at the Columbia University Library. A finding aid online for the ICWA records can be viewed here. Please note that it’s necessary to click on “view all” under Container List on the left margin to see the contents list. That provides only a description of the materials; researchers must visit the library to view the documents. Users can email the main RBML reference services at email@example.com to request copies.
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When I was looking to go to Russia and study environmental issues, it’s almost as if the ICWA fellowship was exactly the magic grant that I needed. I remember reading the description and thinking, ‘This can’t be true!’