February 1, 2019. 11:59 p.m. EST.
The New America National Fellows Program – Class of 2020.
New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers—journalists, scholars, filmmakers, and public policy analysts—who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day.
Fellows advance ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. We look for projects that are original and ambitious, with viable plans for their implementation. There is no set template for a successful fellowship project. Some projects focus on furthering a new public policy idea through either a domestic or international lens, while others illuminate longstanding dilemmas of American life from new angles. Our goal is to find bold, impactful thinkers and to fund them for a year; long enough to make progress on a book, develop a series of articles, produce a documentary, or work on another project that is accessible.
Specializations for studying on this opportunity:
- Public Policy.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
From September 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2020.
- Fellows typically remain in their jobs and home city, but come together for three cohort gatherings, each lasting ~3 days and held in Washington, DC or NYC.
- The program has a 100% attendance requirement, and all selected Fellows must attend all three cohort gatherings or face a possible reduction in the stipend payment. We make exceptions for emergencies on a case-by-case basis.
- no matter where you are based, we expect National Fellows to be involved in the New America community. That may involve traveling to our various offices for events as a speaker or moderator, attending or calling into our Fellows Program sessions, and, otherwise, being engaged in conversations we are having at New America.
- We do not ask for letters of recommendation at this time, however, we do ask that you provide the contact information of three professional references that we can contact if you make it to the finalist stage of the selection process.Your references should be people with whom you have worked closely. They should not be family, friends or spouses.
- (1-3) sentence description of your New America Fellowship proposal
- Statement of Interest
- Plan of Approach
- Policy Implications
- Three Professional References
For more details on eligibility and different inquiries click here.
- Stipends generally fall into the following levels: $15,000-$30,000. The mix of stipends offered each class varies widely depending on the type of applicants we take on and the funding we procure for that year.
- Community: We are committed to hosting three mandatory cohort gatherings throughout the fellowship year that includes: A new class orientation held in September 2019; a mid-year skill-building program held in early 2020; and a final showcase event held in May 2020.
- While you will officially become a National Fellow in September, 2019, stipends will be paid in eight monthly installments starting in January of 2020 through August, 2020 (consolidated to be paid during the 2020 calendar year).
All submissions are final and you will *not* be given permission to edit your application once it’s been submitted.
First Step: Submitting Applications
All applications(mentioned above) must be completed and submitted online here.
- We would suggest choosing work that best represents:
- Your ability to communicate to broad audiences一with storytelling and narrative, clarity of explanation, compelling arguments, striking videos or images, etc.
- Your expertise in the area that you are proposing AND/OR your abilities to do the kind of research, reporting, thinking, or other types of work required for your proposed project.
- For writing samples, this could be drafts, unpublished works (book proposals, excerpts from sample chapters, etc.), or published works (articles, book excerpts, op-eds, blog posts, etc.).
- For non-written work samples, all videos/audio work/photos must be your original work and be produced by you.
- if you plan to submit written and non-written work samples, please note that we allow only three total work samples (e.g., three written works and an additional three video clips will not be considered).
- A TED talk (or a written script from a talk), a television interview, or a video of you giving a presentation does not count as original non-written work and should not be submitted as a component of your work sample (written or non-written).
For more details on application click here.
If you’re selected you will be asked to schedule interviews with the program staff.
If you’re among the final selections in the early July decision making you will be contacted and informed.
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