Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship 2019 (Fully-funded)

Applications are open for the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship 2019. The Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world.

The Fellowship is recruiting a total of 25 Fellows for 2019. They are looking for 15 Fellows who are development experts in fields such as food security, global health, development economics, health and human rights, and climate change. They are also looking for 10 Fellows who are experts working on the frontlines of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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 for the fellowship are paid, and often they provide funds for Fellows to participate in media-related activities and conferences.

Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship Eligibility

  • Open to candidates from any developing country;
  • 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.

Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship Application

  • Ask someone to nominate you. This person could be a mentor, supervisor or professor. They ask that this person know you and your work well
  • They will review your nomination. If you pass through the first round, they’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, they will ask a small group of finalists to participate in an interview via Skype or phone. From this group, they will choose the final class of Fellows.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship.

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