Applying for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service

The application cycle for the 2016 Fellowship, which begins in November 2015, is closed. We regret that we are unable to accept late applications or recommendations for any reason. Applications for the 2017 Fellowship will be available in July 2016.

2016 Fellowship applicants will receive their decision notification by October 7, 2015.

Thank you for your interest in the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, a program of the NYU Leadership Initiative and NYU Wagner.

Complete applications, including a recommendation from your current direct supervisor, must be received by 12:00 noon (EST) on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

1. To see if you are eligible for the program and to submit the strongest possible application, please start by reviewing the Eligibility Requirements on the right. You should then review the draft program schedule available here to ensure your availability for all Fellowship sessions. If you have additional questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

2. Complete the Application Form, including uploading your resume and a short personal statement. Please note that the entire application must be completed at one time. You may wish to review the application form and personal statement prompt and then return to the form once you have collected all of the necessary information.

3. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation page with a link to the Recommendation Form to share with your supervisor. The letter of recommendation must be submitted online by noon EST on September 17, 2015. Out of fairness to all candidates, we cannot accept any late submissions for any reasons. In order to receive the link to the Recommendation Form and ensure that your supervisor has plently of time to complete and submit the recommendation, please do not wait to apply until the last minute. Recommendations cannot be submitted until a completed application has been received.

4. All applicants should reserve the full day on Saturday, November 7, 2015, for the program Orientation. If you are unable to attend all of Orientation, we encourage you to apply for the program next year. No exceptions will be made for any reason, and accepted Fellows will not be able to participate in the 2016 program if they are unable to attend orientation in full.

5. We will notify all candidates of acceptance decisions by October 7, 2015. Those accepted will receive the necessary information about how to pay the program fee of $500, which is due by October 23, 2015.  

Thank you again for your interest in the program. We look forward to receiving your application and to a wonderful fellowship year!