New America Fellows Program: Class of 2023 National Fellows
About the Fellows Program:
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, books primarily, 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.
To be considered for the Fellows Program Class of 2023, which runs from September 2022 to August 2023, you must apply by Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.
Submitting Your Two Reference Letters:
You will be able to submit the name and email address for two references in your application. References will receive a unique link to upload their letter via the SurveyMonkey Apply portal. Recommendations will be accepted through Monday, February 7.
After you have submitted your request, please ask your reference to search their inbox for an email from "firstname.lastname@example.org"; some servers mark the email request as spam. If your reference needs support to upload their letter, please ask them to send an email to FellowsProgram@newamerica.org with a PDF version of the letter, and we will upload it to your application. We are using a new application platform and recently became aware of login issues for some users.
Application Instructions & Writing Samples Cover Page Template:
Please download the application instructions file here before you begin your application. All submissions are final, and you will not be given permission to edit your application once it has been submitted.
You can download the writing samples cover page template here. A cover page is not required for non-written work samples as you will be asked to enter information about your video or audio samples in the form itself.
Account Login & Program Confirmation Questionnaire:
Prior to applying, you will be prompted to create a SurveyMonkey Apply account (please look for an email from "email@example.com" in your inbox). The first time you log in, you will be asked to select which Fellowship application you would like to complete before you can begin your application. Please select “Class of 2023 National Fellows” and then the “Save my profile” button to be directed to the Fellows Program application.
Your application will automatically save so that you can come back to the form at any time before the deadline.
Status of Your Application:
We will update the status of your application within the portal.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of interest in the program, we cannot take any calls. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please visit our FAQ page as your first support source. If you run into technical issues with your application or if your question has not been addressed in the FAQ, please email FellowsProgram@newamerica.org.
You can find out more about the Fellows Program by exploring our website, and you can learn more about the types of projects we've supported over the years by reviewing the bios and project summaries of our 2022 Class of New America National Fellows as well as that of our alumni.
As a matter of commitment, policy, and law, New America is an equal opportunity employer.
Given the volume of applications that we receive, we ask that under no circumstances should candidates contact a member of New America's Board of Directors or staff about the status of their application. Doing so may disqualify your application.