The Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) with Taiwan is open for applications for its 2021 cohort, also known as Generation Eight. The application deadline is February 1, 2021.
Founded in 2013, PILP graduated its seventh cohort, “Generation Seven,” in December 2019. Building on a vibrant alumni network of 157 participants from 15 countries spanning the Pacific region, PILP is developing a new generation of leaders and a community of action. 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).
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).
Fellows will develop advanced regional knowledge and pan-Pacific perspectives by analyzing shared challenges and generating collaborative solutions; enhance individual leadership capacity and understanding of leadership; clarify career and life goals and develop a personal action plan for the future; deepen emotional intelligence and ability to thrive in a volatile, uncertain world; connect the Pacific to Asia by experiencing the best of Taiwan; and join a dynamic leadership network and community of action spanning the Pacific region