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.
ICWA Alumni Search
Brazil (1998 - 2000)
Brazilian Youth and their Lives in Rural and Urban Settings
Guatemala, Mexico (1997 - 1999)
Lives and Status of Indigenous Peoples of MesoAmerica
Guinea (1997 - 1998)
Indigenous Women: Forest Resources for Reproductive Health
China (1997 - 1999)
Hungary, Romania (1996 - 1998)
Hungarian minorities in the former Soviet-bloc nations of East and Central Europe
Madagascar (1996 - 1998)
Mexico (1995 - 1997)
The Impact of free-market reforms on Mexico's people, society and politics
India (1995 - 1996)
Social Issues involving Religion, the status of Women, Population and AIDS
South Africa (1995 - 1997)
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!’