Aspen New Voices Fellowship 2022 for Developing Countries

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Application for nominations are open for the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship 2022.

Application Deadline: 20th October 2021

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

About the Award: The Fellowship will recruit a total of 15-20 Fellows for 2022. We recruit Fellows who are development experts in fields such as food security, global health, human rights, and climate change. For the 2022 class, we will continue to give special consideration to Fellows whose work focuses on COVID-19 relief, vaccine development, and pandemic resiliency.

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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.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 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.

Value of Fellowship: 

  • All expenses for the fellowship
  • funds for Fellows to participate in media-related activities and conferences.

Duration of Fellowship: 1 year. The fellowship is non-resident and not full-time.  However, there will be two major meetings during the fellowship year, where candidate will 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.

How to Apply: 

  • Ask someone to nominate you. This person could be a mentor, supervisor or professor. We ask that this person know you and your work well.
  •  We will review your nomination. If you pass through the first round, we’ll be in touch with you directly, asking you to submit an application. This application involves two essays and a series of questions.
  •  Once the New Voices team has reviewed applications, we will ask a small group of finalists to participate in an interview via Skype or phone. From this group, we will choose the final class of Fellows.

Nomination Webpage

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Important Notes: Please note, this is not a fellowship for journalists or others trained and working in communications.


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