Rockefeller Fellows as Heralds of Globalization


The project “Rockefeller Fellows as Heralds of Globalization” critically explores processes of globalization (or the lack thereof), using the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Program (1917-1970) as a point of entry. The program awarded over 17,000 fellowships (or scholarships) to scientists and practitioners from over 88 countries and a variety of disciplinary fields including natural and social sciences, medicine and humanities. They were trained with the intention to contribute to modernization processes in the respective home countries. The aim of this program was to build stable national government, a peaceful international system and to create open markets and prosperity for humanity.