The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a media training program for development experts from the developing world.
The Fellowship is recruiting a total of 20-25 Fellows for 2021. We are recruiting Fellows who are development experts in fields such as food security, global health, human rights, and climate change. For the 2021 class, we will give special consideration to Fellows whose work focuses on COVID-19 relief, vaccine development, and pandemic resiliency. We are also recruiting for Fellows who are experts on the frontlines of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The Fellowship offers development experts from Africa, Asia, and Latin America a year-long program of media support, advocacy lessons, training, and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers. On average, Fellows devote 10% of their working time towards the Fellowship over the course of the year.Table of Content
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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.
Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience.
The Fellowship is open by nomination only.
August - October: Nominations Accepted
The best nominations are those that:
October - December: Applications Accepted for Selected Nominees
December: Final Fellowship Selections
Early January: The New Class is Publicly Announced
For more details, visit the scholarship website