The Next American City’s New Urban Leaders Fellowship Program

We are thrilled to announce a call for applications for our new Urban Leaders Fellowship Program. The fellowship, designed to support emerging journalists, leaders and thinkers, is a unique opportunity to write about the development and future of our nation's cities. The 9-month fellowship comes with a $10,000 stipend.

Through substantial contribution to our print magazine and website, as well as a presence in other media outlets throughout the country, fellows will conduct new research and in-depth reportage on the issues at the forefront of urban change. In addition to diversifying and expanding the editorial content of our publications, the Urban Leaders Fellowship Program will help fellows have a sustained, positive impact on the cities and urban communities they will cover.

We are looking for candidates with related published writing, as well as passionate urban thinkers, activists and professionals working in city-related professions – law, urban planning, social work, real estate development, education, and others. Candidates must have a demonstrated area of interest or expertise that they would like to further develop through writing and advocacy opportunities made available by the Urban Leaders Fellowship.

Click here to download the fellowship program application.

For more information about this program including a full program outline and application form, visit