The Pay for Success Lab is inviting applications for its 2017 team of student Fellows. A limited number of paid positions are available for those interested in leadership opportunities. All UVa students are invited to apply. This is the application link. Please contact Josh Ogburn, PFS Lab Director, at, with any additional questions.

The mission of the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab is to identify and advance impactful Pay for Success projects in localities across the nation. Through our work, we: 

  • ENGAGE with local stakeholders to identify a public issue that is a priority for the community to address
  • RESEARCH the social and financial benefits that different results-based policy solutions could provide
  • CONNECT stakeholders with organizations and resources that can assist with developing the project

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Pay for Success (PFS) generates social value and cashable savings to government and other community organizations while driving financial resources towards serving local needs and measurably improving lives. Through the structure, a private investor pays upfront for an intervention and an end payor agrees to repay that investment should the intervention meet or exceed its predetermined target outcome measures. PFS allows community-oriented organizations to pay for tangible benefits, transfers the risk of outcome achievement to external funders, and aligns a community towards achieving beneficial outcomes.

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