2014 Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship

Deadline: November 20, 2013

Aspen New Voices has announced a call for nomination for the 2014 Fellowship class. The New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen Institute is a groundbreaking initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. The groundbreaking program is designed to amplify expert voices from Africa and other parts of the developing world in the global development discussion.

The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It offers development experts from Africa and other parts of the developing world media support, training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers.

The program will help Fellows to sharpen their messages, elevate their stories, focus their media targets, and communicate their insights across a variety of media platforms – illuminating crucial grassroots perspectives for a broad worldwide audience. 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.


  • Fellows can be drawn from a variety of development disciplines, ranging from public health and education to poverty alleviation, agriculture, sanitation and community activism.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Applications to the Fellowship is by nomination only. Nominations, including a brief note explaining why the candidate would benefit from the program, should be sent to Fellowship Director Andrew Quinn at [email protected] or submitted on the “Nominations” page.

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 related to the fellowship are paid, including certain media-related travel costs.

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