New America Fellows Program: Class of 2024 Application
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 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 2024, which runs from September 2023 to August 2024, you must apply by Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST.
Before applying, you will be prompted to create a SurveyMonkey Apply account (please look for an email from "email@example.com" in your inbox) if you do not have one already. If you applied to the program last year (Class of 2023), you should already have a SurveyMonkey Apply account.
Your application will automatically save so you can return to the form any time before the deadline.
Application Instructions & Writing Samples Cover Page Template:
You can review and print the application instructions file before you begin your application. All submissions are final, and you will not be permitted to edit your application once submitted.
You can download an editable Word version of 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.
Submitting Your Two Reference Letters:
You will be asked to submit the name and email address of 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 6, at 11:59 pm EST.
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 that they send an email to FellowsProgram@newamerica.org with a PDF version of the letter, and we will upload it to your application.
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 have technical issues with your application or 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 2023 Class of New America National Fellows 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.