Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship
While the fellowship is non-resident and not full-time, it does require a significant and sustained time commitment as fellows write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at international conferences. All expenses related to the fellowship are paid, including certain media-related travel costs.
Please note, this is not a fellowship for journalists or others trained and working in communications.
Will I get paid as a New Voices Fellow?
No, but we pay all expenses for the fellowship, and often provide funds for Fellows to participate in media-related activities and conferences.
How much time will I spend on the Fellowship?
We hold two major meetings during the fellowship year, where you’ll be expected to travel and take part in intensive media training. These are usually each about 5 days long. In addition, most fellows estimate spending about 5 hours per week working on fellowship-related activities, including meeting with their mentors, taking part in interviews, and writing opinion pieces.
Can I nominate myself for the Fellowship?
We ask that you find a mentor, supervisor or professor to nominate you, if possible.
If I get many people to nominate me, am I more likely to be chosen as a New Voices Fellow
No. It’s fine if more than one person nominates you, but this is not a popularity contest. You only need one good nomination.