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.
Since 1999, the Fellows Program has supported 250 National Fellows as they pursued ambitious projects resulting in the publication of 136 books, 12 feature-length films, and several award-winning longform reporting projects. Check out our impact page to learn more about the work we have supported over the years.
The program received nearly 400 applicants this year, and chose 15 talented individuals for our Class of 2022 National Fellows. Throughout the course of their fellowship year, fellows will pursue book, essay, and media projects in a wide range of policy areas, including the growth of militant groups in the United States, violence in Mexico, sex testing in sports, race and immigration, child care, and the housing crisis.