National deadline: October 29, 2017, 08:59 PM (PST) 

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizens and international students
  • Graduating seniors, young alumni

Award summary and conditions: Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a nonprofit organization that offers yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in service-oriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, conservation, education and social enterprise. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed more than 300 Fellows in 34 countries around the continent.

Benefits include:

  • On-the-ground expenses including housing and living stipend.
  • Group health, medical and political evacuation insurance.
  • Pre-departure orientation for all Fellows, and PiAf program support and operating costs

Fellows should expect to cover the costs of:

  • $150 program placement fee, paid upon acceptance of a PiAf fellowship post
  • Transportation to/from interviews in Princeton
  • Transportation to/from PiAf's MANDATORY orientation in Princeton
  • This contribution is only a fraction of the total yearly program costs to PiAf for each fellowship post
  • Round-trip air travel to/from their post
  • Pre-departure medical expenses (e.g. immunizations, malaria prevention medications, personal medications)
  • In most cases, visa expenses
  • Sundries and recreational travel

Note: PiAf is committed to ensuring that all applicants are able to participate in the fellowship program without regard to need. Students with demonstrated financial need should speak directly with PiAf. We will work with applicants to ensure that financial considerations do not prevent any applicant selected for a fellowship from participating.

Application process: online

Application requirements: 

  • $50 application fee 
  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Current color passport style photo of applicant alone 
  • Official transcript(s)*
  • A letter of recommendation (submitted through the LOR form)

*Official transcripts can be sealed and mailed or sent as official electronic copies

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether

Selection process:
 Applicants invited for an interview must be available for one of the sessions held in January  2018. Interview will be scheduled in December. Candidates who receive a fellowship placement must attend PiAf's pre-departure orientation program held June 6-10, 2018 on Princeton's campus.

Contact information:

Mailed materials must be sent to: 

Princeton in Africa-Application
Louis A. Simpson International Building
Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08542