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 235 National Fellows as they pursued ambitious projects resulting in the publication of 125 books, 10 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 10 talented individuals for our Class of 2021 National Fellows. Throughout the course of their fellowship year, fellows will pursue book and film projects on salient policy areas, including racial inequality in higher education, Central American immigration to the United States, the role of schools in creating anti-Black and anti-Native racial ideologies, the housing insecurity crisis, the history of legal aid organizations working for racial justice, and more.