2014 Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship

The Apen Instiute New Voices Fellowship

Application Deadline: November 20, 2013.

The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship herebys calls for nominations for the 2014 Fellowship class. The groundbreaking program is designed to amplify expert voices from Africa and other parts of the developing world in the global development discussion.

The Fellowship initiative, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers development experts a year-long program of media support, training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers to help them reach a broader global audience through both traditional and new media and speaking engagements.

Candidates for the 12-14 Fellowships awarded each year must be experts in fields relating to global development, ranging from global health and food security to governance, education and social entrepreneurship. Fellows must be from a developing country, and ideally work and live in their country of origin or another developing country.

Over the course of a year, the Fellowship works to prepare and support Fellows to become recognized thought leaders, helping amplify their insights and ideas rooted in experience on the ground. They will be given training and support to speak at major events; write conversation-starting op-eds and thought pieces for major outlets; and create social media platforms.

The Fellowship is non-resident, but includes travel to training workshops as well as opportunities for travel to select international conferences.

The recipients of the inaugural Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship are 12 accomplished African men and women from 10 different countries across the continent. They are entrepreneurs, doctors, community leaders, academics, and educators with on-the-ground experience on a range of issues: medicine, HIV/AIDS, gender equality, public health, civil unrest, climate change and poverty.

Application to the Fellowship is by nomination only through the program website at www.aspennewvoices.org/nominations. The nomination period opens on September 4 and will close on November 20, 2013. The incoming class will be announced in January 2014.

The New Voices Fellowship
Launched in 2013 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the New Voices Fellowship is part of Aspen Global Health and Development. For more information, visit www.aspennewvoices.org or email  at aspennewvoices@aspeninst.org.


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