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New America Us@250 Fellowship 2024

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST.

Applications are now open for the next class of New America’s Us@250 Fellows. New America’s Us@250 (pronounced “us at 250”) initiative seeks to accomplish this by employing three core themes in its work: pride in the nation’s progress from its origins, reckoning with historical and contemporary wrongs that have caused the nation to fall short of its ideals, and aspiration for an inclusive democracy governed by the principles of equality, fairness, and opportunity.

The Us@250 Fellowship provides funding, resources, and community for those engaged in projects that seek to tell a more comprehensive American story; expand our concept of American culture and identity; create connections across differences; and model how an inclusive multiracial society might thrive. The fellowship will facilitate projects in civic engagement, narrative change and storytelling, and cultural education that foster public participation.

Us@250 Fellows will be actively engaged in the work of renewing, reimagining, and realizing the promise of America as we approach our 250th year as a nation. 


For the second annual fellowship class (2024 to 2025), looking for longform journalists reporting on local human-interest stories that engage the core themes of pride, reckoning, and aspiration.

Ideal candidates for this fellowship are journalists or reporters, whether working in a newsroom or as a freelancer, who are working on local stories about communities that come together across differences to solve hard problems, confront local history, or build community in a polarized country.


  • An honorarium of $10,000, paid in installments;Regular engagements with the fellowship cohort to share best practices, workshop ideas and drafts, and facilitate new connections and collaborations;
  • Educational and professional development opportunities, including access to New America’s expertise and networks, and in-person and virtual panel discussions and seminars; and
  • Connection to the constellation of organizations, programs, and individuals working to protect democracy or mark the nation’s semi-quincentennial to increase the awareness and visibility of your work.

More Info: New America Us@250 Fellowship



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