From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over 3000 Watson Fellows have completed remarkable global projects and immersive experiences.

Our Fellow Stories

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

The 56th Class of Thomas J. Watson Fellows comes from 17 states and 3 countries and exhibits a broad range of academic specialties, socio-economic backgrounds, and project diversity.

They will travel to 64 countries pursuing topics ranging from community-centered AI to agroforestry; from end-of-life care to interfaith advocacy; from seabird communities to soundscapes.

Select a fellow to display a badge with their project details. The 55th, 54th, 53rd, and 52nd classes are also represented below.

Meet the Fellows

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

The 25th Class of Jeannette K. Watson Fellows -- the class of 2026 -- embody a diverse range of backgrounds and talents. Their three year experience will take them across disciplines, sectors and international borders. Select a fellow to display a badge with their internship details.

Meet the Fellows