How to apply:

The 2019 92Y Ford Motor Company Fund International Fellowship is now accepting applications from community leaders who are living and working in Brazil. 

Applications are now closed. For more information about 2020 applications email

Accepted Fellows will be notified in mid-May 2019.

The week-long program takes place from July 15 - 19, 2019 in Salvador (Fellows will need to arrive by July 14th). Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the Fellowship. Please make sure these dates work for your calendar before you apply.

Over the course of five days, Fellows will receive hands-on training, access to workshops with international experts, and a comprehensive curriculum that will give them the skills they need to grow their organization's operations and impact in Brazil. They will also join a network of peers working on similar issues and challenges in Brazil, and will become part of the larger global network of Ford Fellows.

In order to be eligible for this fellowship, the applicant must be:  

  • at least 21 years old (by Jan 1, 2019)

  • fluent in Portuguese and English (the program will be conducted in both English and Portuguese; fluency in English is required)

  • living and working in Brazil

A successful applicant must demonstrate that they are:  

  • a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer

  • successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being

  • experienced working in the nonprofit sector (3-5 years+ preferred)

  • interested in and would benefit from an immersive one-week leadership and management training course

This annual fellowship is funded by the Ford Motor Company Fund and organized by 92nd Street Y to provide education and support to community leaders engaged in the nonprofit sector. To date, 345 individuals from 74 countries have received the Ford Motor Company Fund International Fellowship, which is now in its eighteenth year. Visit this page to review the list of last year’s Brazilian Ford Fellows.

Please disseminate this information to candidates you think would be interested in applying.

Have questions about the application or are interested in learning more about how you can get involved in the 2019 program?  Contact our team for more information and to set up a time to talk!