For the 2019 application process, submitted applications will be reviewed first by the regional nominating committee for the country of the applicant. Each committee will select and invite finalists in their region for an in-person or video interview with the members. Each committee will nominate six final candidates from their region to Pew for further consideration. Those applications, as well as all others from other countries that will be initially reviewed by the program office, will next be thoroughly reviewed by the National Advisory Committee in the United States. They will make the final selection of 2019 Pew Latin American fellows by April 2019.

To apply, potential candidates must send an e-mail to the program office at to request login info for the application portal, which will open July 11, 2018. The secure online application contains detailed instructions and an application guide. Applications must be submitted electronically by noon EST on Sept. 28, 2018. Information and assistance is also available from the regional committee members, also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Potential applicants who do not already have a postdoctoral position and advisor may request assistance from the program office or the regional committees prior to August 15, 2018. The program office will assist with the identification of possible laboratories with matching research interests. For assistance, please e-mail the program office at This assistance guarantees neither a position in that laboratory nor a Pew fellowship.