Crossposted from the Aspen Institute
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.
Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement, a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience, and a desire to advocate for policy change. The Fellowship is open by nomination only.
While the fellowship is non-resident and not full-time, it does require a significant and sustained time commitment as fellows write opinion articles, create an intensive advocacy plan, 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.
The nomination period will be open from September 7, 2021 – October 20, 2021.
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.
The program helps Fellows sharpen their messages, elevate their stories, focus their media targets, and communicate their insights across a variety of media platforms – illuminating crucial perspectives for a broad worldwide audience in order to champion policy change.
Fellows come from a variety of disciplines, ranging from public health to education to poverty alleviation, agriculture, and community activism. All Fellows are experts in their field with a deep understanding of broad development challenges and a passion for communicating their views.