New America Fellows Program

Fellowship Applications

The New America Fellows Program awards fellowships to original thinkers eager to advance a better understanding of policy challenges facing our society. Most fellowships are awarded for a year, commencing in September. Fellows are typically young journalists or academics who benefit from the financial support, intellectual community and expanded audience afforded by an association with New America. Senior fellowships are awarded to more experienced and established thinkers. Precise terms of fellowships vary widely, as some fellows work full-time at the foundation in pursuit of their research, while many have other professional commitments during the term of their fellowship.

The application process is highly competitive. To be considered for the 2016 Fellows class, you must apply by March 1, 2015. The core of the application is a statement of writing interest that should not exceed 2,500 words. Tell us what your subject matter is – your line of inquiry, how you propose going about developing it, and why you feel this project will enrich an important policy debate. Applications should also include a resume, and three writing samples (not to exceed 40 pages). 

The above requested materials should be mailed or emailed to:

Fellowship Search Committee
New America Foundation
1899 L Street, NW, Ste 400

Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 596-3439
Fax: (202) 986-3696
E-mail: FellowsApplications@newamerica.org

For email submissions, we prefer to receive each part of the application as a separate PDF.

Under no circumstances should candidates contact a member of the New America Foundation's Board of Directors in relation to a fellowship application.

Inquiries should be sent to shafer@newamerica.org.

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