FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • Can I apply if I am not a lawyer?

    • YES! The application is open to lawyers, legal workers, law students and organizers. We do ask that all applicants are doing policy related work or legal related work.

  • Are the opening and closing optional?

    • NO! Attendance is mandatory at both the opening and closing. Please note that we changed the dates for the Opening, which will now be held August 1st - August 4th.

  • Do I have to be a c(3)?

    • No, but you have to have a fiscal sponsor who is a c(3).

  • Should individuals or organizations apply?

    • Individuals should apply but they can do so either in coordination with their ongoing work with an organization or it can be an individual project that an organization serves as the fiscal sponsor for.

  • What if I am not sure if my project fits?

    • Apply anyway! We are looking for a wide range of projects and would love the opportunity to hear more about your work.

  • What if we want to apply with more than one person?

    • Up to two people can participate in the fellowship per project. However, the fellowship amount ($5,000) will not change based on how many people participate.

  • What if I am incarcerated?

    • We encourage you to apply if you are incarcerated. Please send us your application to this address if you cannot submit via email: 2523 Columbus Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.