New America CA invests in California-based fellows who are working on the most innovative approaches to solving public problems. Whether leading cutting-edge organizations, developing technology to be applied in new ways, championing fresh ideas, or pioneering methods of using media to engage the public, we are looking for compelling stories that inspire new and broader audiences to get involved.
The goal of the New America CA Fellows Program is to invest in bold, iconoclastic thinkers and to provide financial support for one year. This tenure is designed to be long enough so that you can improve your ability to tell compelling stories about your work, expand your capacity to reach targeted audiences through media, determine if your idea is replicable in other locations or nationally, and long enough to be able to build a real community among the fellows.
Fellows will benefit from a financial stipend of $30,000 per year, engagement with each other and with New America’s various policy programs, and the expanded audience and exposure from New America and its media partners. We expect that Fellows will continue their professional commitments during the term of their fellowship and that the stipend will supplement their current earnings, or provide them with extra time to engage with public audiences via the fellowship. CA Fellows commit to producing content over the course of their fellowship with the assistance of our staff.