New America Fellows Program

Funding Agency:
New America Foundation

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.

National Fellows advance ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. We look for projects 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. Our 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.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are academics, journalists, independent scholars, and public policy analysts.



Amount Description

Stipends generally fall into the following levels: $15,000-$30,000. The mix of stipends offered to each class varies widely depending on the type of applicants we take on and the funding we procure for that year. 

Funding Type





Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 1, 2024