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Welcome to the online interest/application form for the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, Mississippi Center for Cultural Production, National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures and the PA'I Foundation.


  • Application opens at 12:00pm EST Monday August 23, 2021
  • There will be 2 or 3 information scheduled during the  application period. Please visit weareIli.org for more information.
  • Deadline: 11:59pm EST Friday October 22, 2021 (Tech Assistance available until October 22, 2021 3pm CST)
  • October/November 2021- Application evaluation and Fellow selection period
  • ILI Selection Notification: by end of November 2021
  • First ILI Fellowship Convening: (Up for Partner Approval)
  • All ILI Convening dates will be shared when fellowship offers are made.

COVID-19 Program Response and Moving into the Future
Due to the pandemic, ILI Year 3 was a completely virtual experience. Participants participated via video call, phone, independent and group study, and by snail mail. We found that we were able to engage fellows flexibly while still being committed to the fellowship process. One of the most profound examples is that we were able to engage parents while not interrupting their ability to parent. We aim to maintain this flexible approach to the ILI Fellowship in the future.

For ILI Year 4, we will be moving to a hybrid program. Fellows will have the option of attending in person or virtually. Tech and (paid) travel accommodations will be administered by ILI staff upon cohort selection.

Tech Access and Justice
ILI is committed to tech justice and creating access for participation. If you or anyone you know  are interested in applying for ILI please reach out to info@weareili.com for technical assistance.

Disability Justice
ILI is committed to disability justice and creating access for participation. This application can be submitted via video or written formatted applications. If there is any other assistance that an applicant may need to contribute to their success in the application process, please reach out to info@weareili.org

Language Justice                                                                                                                                 ILI is committed to striving towards language justice although and we are working to build capacity to embed access for multi-lingual participation i.e. translation and interpretation. To fill these capacity gaps within the ILI fellowship, we engaging our partner organizations. Should there be a need for ILI material translation or interpretation ILI staff will connect the applicant with the appropriate ILI partner to coordinate their needs. Should you need language assistance, please reach out to info@weareili.org for assistance.

Justicia Lingüística                                                                                                                                ILI se compromete a luchar por la justicia lingüística, y estamos trabajando para desarrollar la capacidad de incorporar el acceso para la participación multilingüe, es decir, la traducción y la interpretación. Lo que estamos haciendo para llenar estas limitaciónes de capacidad en el programa de ILI es involucrar a las organizaciónes asociadas con el programa en caso de que sea necesario traducir o interpretar material de ILI. Si necesita ayuda con traduccíon y interpretación a un idioma, comuníquese con info@weareili.org para recibir asistencia.

Submission Instructions
Step 1:  Create a Submittable account or if you already have an account with Submittable, login with your username and password.  Note that Submittable requires some contact information to be provided for establishing or updating an account.  Some of this information will be requested again within the actual ILI application form once you advance to the next screen.
Step 2:  Enter your contact information and continue as the online participant interest form will guide you through a series of prompts and questions as outlined within the Interest/Application Form.
Step 3:  Type (or paste) your responses directly into the online form and upload links or documents as prompted.
Step 4:  Click "Apply Now" to submit your complete application. You will receive an email confirmation upon submission.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.