The Bonderman Fellowship will select a small cohort of graduate/professional fellows in the 2023-24 academic year. Undergraduate students will not be eligible to apply this year. Please see our FAQs for more information on this decision. The application will open for graduate/professional students on Monday, November 20, 2023. Please see the How to Apply page for more information on the application process and timeline.

Each year since 1995 a small group of University of Washington students have been provided a rare opportunity to independently travel the world as Bonderman Fellows. David Bonderman, a UW alumnus, created the Bonderman Fellowship at UW, which has funded life-changing global journeys for more than 300 UW students, allowing them to engage deeply with peoples and communities across the world.

280 Fellows Funded

60 countries explored by 2019 fellows

8 months of funded exploration