There is no minimum educational requirement or minimum years of experience required. People of all generations and nationalities are encouraged to apply. This program is for artists, writers, scholars, journalists, activists, workers and organizers, performers, and for any other person with a compelling idea for social change.
Up to three fellowship positions are available.
Fellowships are for up to two years in length. Fellows receive income support of $25,000 per year and initiative support up to $10,000 per year.
Assembling Voices Resident Fellows at Columbia University's American Assembly will design initiatives that bring people together to share their expertise and to promote engagement, dialogue, and discourse around social justice issues. Assembling Voices Resident Fellows will have the creative freedom to conceive and execute public programming as they envision, especially addressing communities and topics that are under-explored or have historically been excluded from dialogue with academic institutions. At the same time, fellows will work alongside Assembly and Columbia University staff, who will provide support from the initial phases of project conceptualization through the initiative’s public launch.