Frequently Asked Questions

Is the BALLE Fellowship the right fit for me?

What are the criteria for candidates?

I live and work outside of the United States and Canada. Can I apply for the Fellowship?

What does the BALLE Fellowship consist of?

What is the time commitment?

What are the results of the Fellowship?

Where does the BALLE Fellowship take place?

I work with more than one organization. How do I explain that in my application?

If I applied for previous cohorts, do I have to submit a new application?

How much does it cost to be a BALLE Fellow?

Do Fellows receive a stipend?

How does the selection process work?

Can I talk to someone about the BALLE Fellowship to learn more?

If you have additional questions this FAQ page cannot answer, please contact the Fellowship Team at or 510-587-9417 x104.