Applicants for both Goldberg Fellowships should display most or all of the following qualities:

  • Far-reaching and nuanced intellectual curiosity
  • Passion for learning and problem-solving
  • Playful imagination and enthusiasm for new ways of approaching old problems
  • Thoughtful and articulate communication, both verbal and written
  • Interest in people, their stories and experiences
  • Steadfast dedication, emotional maturity, flexibility under adverse conditions, and a sense of humor about oneself
  • Demonstrated success in a first career
  • Love of culture and the arts
  • Tenure in a foreign country and fluency in at least one language beyond English


Applicants for the Jewish Leadership Fellowship should display most if not all of the following qualities:


  • Commitment to the Jewish community, as demonstrated by past work, study, or volunteer experience
  • Plans to take on a professional leadership position within the Jewish community after graduation
  • Literacy in Jewish history and culture
  • Commitment to taking on work that will help change the world