The Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program supports talented journalists, academics and other public policy analysts who offer a fresh and often unpredictable perspective on the major challenges facing our society. Schwartz Fellows are selected on a highly competitive basis, and serve - some full-time, some on an adjunct basis - for one or two years. New America provides them with a non-partisan intellectual community where they can pursue their individual research projects. The Schwartz Fellows benefit from their engagement with each other, and with New America's various policy programs, while their presence adds to the intellectual verve of the institution and helps shape its longer-term agenda and focus.
New America is committed to identifying and supporting some of tomorrow's more promising thought leaders and policy entrepreneurs. The Schwartz Program also appoints a number of senior fellows, more established thinkers who still have a provocatively fresh perspective on issues, and may not otherwise have a natural intellectual home in an increasingly partisan landscape. Senior fellows also help mentor their younger colleagues in the Schwartz Program. By investing in the career development of some of the brightest policy thinkers and writers of our day, New America seeks to enrich the quality of public discourse for decades to come.