2017 New America Fellow

New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers — academics, journalists, independent scholars, and public policy analysts — who offer fresh and often unconventional perspectives on the major challenges facing our society.

Fellows advance big ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and/or storytelling. The big idea can be a sweeping reframing of a familiar subject through new research or a new combination of existing research; a masterful presentation of a case study that advances our understanding of a timeless American theme or stress fracture; an innovative new media or academic project to disseminate knowledge about a shared challenge; or a bold policy prescription for moving domestic and international issues forward. Our goal in the Fellows Program is to find bold, iconoclastic thinkers and to fund them for one to two years, long enough so that they can write a book, develop a series of articles, make a documentary, or work on another project that would be accessible to a broad audience and long enough to be able to build a real community among the fellows.

Fellows benefit from a financial stipend, engagement with each other and with New America’s various policy programs, and the expanded audience and exposure from New America and its media partners. Precise terms and stipend levels of fellowships vary widely, as some fellows work full-time at New America in pursuit of their research, while many others have other professional commitments during the term of their fellowship.

We will be hosting information sessions about the Fellows Program and the application process in New York City and Washington, D.C. in early January. If you wish to attend, please follow this link to RSVP.

How to Apply to the Fellows Program:

The application process is highly competitive. To be considered for the 2017 Class of New America Fellows, which runs from September 2016 to August 2017, you must submit your application by February 15, 2016.

This year, we ask that candidates please apply through our online system. In addition entering basic contact and background information, we also require that candidates submit the three central application components that will be considered by our Fellows Selection Committee:

Resume: Your professional resume or biography.

Statement of Interest: The core of the application in which you explain your proposal for the fellowship--your line of inquiry, how you plan to develop it, why you feel this project will enrich an important public debate, and how you could contribute to and benefit from the Fellows Program. This statement should not exceed 2,500 words.

Writing Samples: A packet of three writing samples, not to exceed 40 pages in total. Under certain circumstances, we will also consider non-written work samples (e.g., photography projects, documentary film clips, newsreels).

We will also accept the outlined application materials by mail, but we strongly prefer to receive these as electronic submissions:

New America Fellows Program Search Committee
740 15th St. NW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC 20005

Further inquiries about the program and application process can be sent via email to Kirsten Berg, berg(at)newamerica.org or asked via the electronic application homepage (you can see the running Q&A here).

You can also find out more about the Fellows Program by exploring our website and checking out our 2016 Class of New America Fellows and our Fellows Program Alumni.

As a matter of commitment, policy and law, the New America Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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