Pacific Islands Leadership Fellowship Program

 Here is fellowship opportunity for Pacific Islanders. The Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) is now calling for application. Founded in 2013, the Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) graduated its seventh cohort, "Generation Seven" in December 2019.  Building on a vibrant alumni network of 157 alumni from 15 countries spanning the Pacific region, PILP is developing a new generation of leaders and a community of action.

Pacific Islands Leaderships Fellowship Program
Pacific Islands Leaderships Fellowship Program 

Hosted by the East-West Center, PILP is generously funded by a grant from the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Republic of China (Taiwan).

Fellowship Program Outcomes

PILP will help you:

  • Develop advanced regional knowledge and pan-Pacific perspectives by analyzing shared challenges and generating collaborative solutions
  • Enhance your individual leadership capacity and understanding of leadership
  • Clarify career and life goals and develop a personal action plan for the future
  • Deepen your emotional intelligence and ability to thrive in a volatile, uncertain world
  • Connect the Pacific to Asia by experiencing the best of Taiwan
  • Join a dynamic leadership network and community of action spanning the Pacific region

Program Dates for 2022, Generation Eight 

Dates are subject to change:

Phase 1 - Honolulu: September 23 - October 21, 2022

Phase 2 - Taiwan: October 23 - November 24, 2022

Phase 3 - Leadership Retreat in Taiwan (TBD): November 25 - 30, 2022

Fellows depart from Taiwan: December 1, 2022

PILP Fellowship Provisions and benefits

The PILP Fellowship covers: tuition, residence hall room costs, health insurance, course materials, living stipend, airfare to Honolulu, airfare from Honolulu to Taipei, airfare from Taipei to home country, as well as visa SEVIS fees (if required).


  • Citizens of the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Fiji, French Polynesia, Republic of Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Independent State of Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants from all walks of life (government, business, environment, NGOs, health, media, agriculture, education and others) are encouraged to apply. 
  • The program is aimed at early- to mid-career professionals, spanning the ages of approximately 25-38. 
  • Applicants will be expected to have a fluent level of English.  Applicants are encouraged to provide an English language test score (such as the IELTS), if one is available. 
  • Applicants will normally have a Bachelor's degree.  Exceptions may be considered on the basis of other relevant experience and qualifications. 


  • At least three years of professional work experience and achievement
  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence, language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Volunteer and community service experience
  • Pacific Islands engagement: evidence of significant interest in and knowledge of the region, as well as commitment to its future prosperity. This might include employment in the region, classes taken at University, languages spoken, memberships and fellowships, specific projects, field studies, and areas of research interest
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups

Application Information 

Applications for 2022 are open and must be submitted before February 1, 2022.  Late applications are not accepted and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.  

How to Apply 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) Fellowship (Generation Eight).  Applications can be submitted online. 

Show1. Pacific Islands Leadership Program Online Application

Show2. Application Materials

Due date : Applications for 2022 are open and must be submitted before February 1, 2022. 

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