What is the profile of the Fellows?
How can I connect with a Fellow?
How can Fellows help me with my work
How do I become part of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance? Can I apply for a Fellowship?
What is the history of the Kellogg Fellowship programs?
What Fellowship programs comprise the KFLA network?

What is the profile of the Fellows?

Kellogg Fellows are a multi-disciplinary and diverse group of leaders with varied expertise and experience. They are authors and featured speakers. They lead around the world.

How can I connect with a Fellow?

KFLA works to maintain an updated and robust database of the Kellogg Fellows in our network. If you are interested in connecting with a Kellogg Fellow, email Gretchen Perryman ([email protected]) and we'll do our best to connect you. For Fellows: login to our newly updated Kellogg Fellows Community to connect and collaborate with other Kellogg Fellows.

How can Fellows help me with my work?

KFLA offers contracts to organizations and companies that are interested in tapping into the multi-disciplinary expertise of the Kellogg Fellows. To begin a conversation about bringing KFLA into your work, please email Martha Lee ([email protected]).

How do I become part of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance? Can I apply for a Fellowship?

Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA) is a network of Kellogg Fellows that connects individuals who have been through various leadership programs run or funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). KFLA does not have any open fellowship programs. The Foundation is currently running the WKKF Community Leadership Network, a community-based leadership fellowship program; you can find out more about this leadership program from the Foundation at wkkf.org/leadership.

What is the history of the Kellogg Fellowship programs?

It started in 1980 with a vision of cultivating leadership through a Fellowship Program. With the launching of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Kellogg National Leadership Program (KNFP), that history - our history - began. From 1980-2002, 16 groups of Fellows (KNFP-01 - KNLP-16) drawn from around the country, were given "the opportunity to engage in a three-year quest to broaden their intellectual horizons and bolster their capacities for leadership through self-directed experiential learning and group participation." Since that time, these groups have grown to encompass individuals from around the world who are engaged in professions that range from health policy to food systems. Today, our network is made up of additional groups that comprise a large number of our Fellows. The Kellogg Health Scholars Program focused on developing new leadership in the effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities and to secure equal access to the conditions and services essential for achieving healthy communities. The Food & Society Policy Fellowship, Food and Policy Fellows, and Food and Community - all referring to one program that underwent 3 name changes - worked to catalyze cultural shifts and policy changes through innovative and creative communications toward sustainable food and farming systems.

Our transnational network also extends throughout Latin America, where hundreds of local leaders have become Kellogg Fellows. Fellows from the Harvard-administered Latin American and Caribbean Social Leadership Scholarship Program received funding for continuing education; the Kellogg Programa de Fortalecimiento/Liderazgo focused on leaders in rural and indigenous communities in Mexico; and the KWETU program focused on Afro-Brazilian civic activists and intellectuals in Northeastern Brazil.

What Fellowship programs comprise the KFLA network?

  • Community Partnerships with Health Professions Education (CPHPE)
    Active from 1991-1996, this initiative stimulated a sustained increase in the number of health professions students choosing to enter primary care by redesigning curriculum at seven institutions.

  • Food and Society Policy Fellowship (FSPF)
    Food and Policy Fellows (FPF)
    Food and Community Fellows (FCF)
    The Food & Society Policy Fellowship, Food and Policy Fellows, and Food and Community Fellows refer to the same program, as it underwent three name changes. This Program hoped to catalyze cultural shifts and policy changes through innovative and creative communications toward sustainable food and farming systems that were diverse, just and health promoting. The last cohort ended April 2013.

  • Health Fellows Scholars (HFS)
    The following three programs all focused on developing new leadership in the effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities and to secure equal access to the conditions and services essential for achieving healthy communities. They are collectively called the Health Fellows Scholars:
    • Community Health Scholars Program (CHSP)
      Established in 1998, this program was administered through the University of Michigan. While active, this program targeted young scholars who could be appointed to teach in health profession schools with an emphasis on schools of public health.
    • Scholars in Health Disparities Program (SHDP)
      Based at the Center for the Advancement of Health, this program was active from 2001-2012. was established to train future faculty and policy-makers in a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the social determinants of health disparities. The recruitment and selection processes of both SHDP and CHSP stressed the need to increase the diversity of faculty in schools of public health and other health-related academic institutions.
    • Kellogg Fellows in Health Policy Research
      Administered by the Center for Advancement of Health, this program was active from 1990-2012. The program sought to develop a group of qualified students to enter health professions education for careers in community-based health services and created partnerships between communities and health professions education programs.

  • Kellogg International Fellowship Program/Health (KIFP/H)
    Administered through Michigan State University's Institute of International Health, the project consisted of Fellows in 18 countries and five continents through 1986-1990 and focused on community-oriented medical education programs and primary health care.

  • Kellogg International Fellowship Program/Food Systems (KIFP/FS)
    Administered through Michigan State University's Institute of International Agriculture from 1986 - 1990, the program's central purpose was to advance professional leadership in bringing about improvements in food systems, with special concern for the needs of low-income households in developing countries. Fellows were largely from South America, Africa, and Asia.

  • Kellogg International Leadership Program (KILP)
    Consisting of two groups of Fellows, predominantly from the United States, Central and South America and Africa, the program ran from 1989-1998, with a goal: "to advance the leadership capacity for human services worldwide."

  • Kellogg National Fellowship/Leadership Program (KNFP/KNLP)
    Consisting of 16 groups of Fellows, this program ran from 1980-2002, the program was designed to provide individuals with "the opportunity to engage in a three-year quest to broaden their intellectual horizons and bolster their capacities for leadership through self-directed experiential learning and group participation."

  • KELLOGG SOUTHERN AFRICA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (KSAL)
    The goal of the KelloggSouthern Africa Leadership Program was to create a cadre of dynamic youngleaders throughout Southern Africa by providing educational financialassistance, training and support in leadership development, and communityservice opportunities. More than 250 KSAL fellows participated in the program,which operated in seven countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, SouthAfrica, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The program promoted leadership that is valuesbased, ethical, democratic and committed to people-centered development. Ended April 2014.

  • Latin American and Caribbean Social Leadership Scholarship Program (LASPAU)
    The goal of the program, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by Harvard-affiliate LASPAU, is to empower local leaders to address social issues facing their communities and to contribute to society as a whole by funding their pursuit of non-degree programs, master’s programs, and PhD programs. Previously enrolling leaders from various Latin American countries, the program now focuses on rural and indigenous leaders from the Chiapas and Yucatan Peninsula areas of Mexico and the central area and southwest coast of Haiti.

  • Kellogg Programa de Fortalecimiento/Liderazgo (KPFL)
    This group of Fellows includes two cohorts of individuals from micro-regions in the highlands of Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

  • Leadership Development Program for Racial and Gender Equality – Northeast Brazil (KWETU)
    This program was a partnership between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Instituto Cultural Steve Biko designed to develop and strengthen leadership and organizations from the Northeast area of Brazil for collective action, and to promote structural changes in the Brazilian society based on ideals that link racial and gender equality for sustainable development.

Kellogg Fellows answer WDYDWYD?

My teaching career is a love letter to my father

Teaching is in my soul. It is a gift from my late father, a teacher whom students always remember.  Dad taught physics, and my memories include countless occasions when I was with Dad and he ran into former students.