Applications Invited for the New America National Fellows Programme

Anne-Marie Slaughter
CEO, New America

Applications are invited from 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 for the Class of 2024 New America National Fellows Programme.

The New America’s Fellows Programme aims to support Fellows in three primary areas: provide funding to support talented individuals to pursue ambitious endeavors; build a community grounded in cohort gatherings that take place throughout the year; and provide access to platforms and partners that can support their work.

The National Fellows advance ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. It looks for projects that are original and ambitious, with viable plans for their implementation. There is no set template for a successful fellowship project. While some projects focus on furthering a new public policy idea through either a domestic or international lens, others illuminate longstanding dilemmas of American life from new angles. The programme goal is to find bold, impactful thinkers and to fund them for a year; long enough to make progress on a book, develop a series of articles, produce a documentary, or work on another project that is accessible.

Applicants will need to create SurveyMonkey Apply account; the programme will send an email from “” to applicants. Those who applied for to the programme last year (Class of 2023) or have used SurveyMonkey Apply elsewhere will already have an account and can use the same login details to access this year’s application.

Applicants are encouraged to download and review the Class of 2024 application instructions before starting their application.

Applicants should submit two letters of reference online via a separate form by February 6, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST and ensure that they send the correct reference form submission link to their two references. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the programme receives their reference letters by February 6. Applications missing reference letters will be considered incomplete.

Applications should contain the following:

  • One to three-sentence project description
  • Statement of interest (2,000-word limit)
  • Plan of approach (500-word limit)
  • Policy implications (500-word limit)
  • Resume (not exceeding five pages)
  • Up to three (3) written and/or non-written work samples
  • Cover page for written work samples only; a Word template can be downloaded here.
  • The cover page should include your full name and the following information about each sample as follows:
    • Title:
    • Publication:
    • Publication date:
    • Description of the piece (1-3 sentence summary):

The deadline for submission of applications is February 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST.

For more detailed information about the programme, please visit