Applications open for the next fellowship year during the second week of September, with a deadline in early November (see the application portal link, below, for the exact deadline). Late applications cannot be accepted.
PiLA fellowship stipends cover basic subsistence needs (groceries, basic personal necessities, housing, utilities) during the period of overseas service; partner organizations cover costs of in-country work-related travel. Fellows are expected to cover costs of international travel, mandatory medical-accident-emergency evacuation insurance, visas, extracurricular personal expenses, and a $500 placement fee (discounted for Pell Grant recipients).
Frequently Asked Questions
Kindly read the FAQs before contacting PiLA; if your questions are not addressed there, contact PiLA via email rather than by telephone.
PiLA partner organizations interview finalists and make final decisions regarding placement offers, which are extended on a rolling basis beginning in February. Finalists have five (5) business days in which to accept or decline a fellowship offer, thereby enabling partner organizations to move quickly to the next qualified candidate on their list. Finalists confirm acceptance of their offer by remitting a non-refundable placement fee to confirm their commitment (see "Financial Considerations," above).