Applying for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service
Thank you for your interest in NYU Wagner's Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service.
Applications are closed for the 2014 Fellowship class. The application for the 2015 Fellowship, which begins in November 2014, will be available here by mid-July 2014. Applications will be due in early September 2014. The information below pertains to the closed 2014 Fellowship but is available for your reference.
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. If you have additional questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.
2. Complete the Application Form (link will be available in July 2014), including uploading your resume and a short personal statement.
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 on September 5, 2013. Out of fairness to all candidates, we cannot accept late submissions.
4. All applicants should reserve the full day on Saturday, November 2, 2013, for the kick-off Orientation. If you are unable to attend all of Orientation, we encourage you to apply for the program next year.
5. We will notify all candidates of acceptance decisions by October 1, 2013. Those accepted will receive the necessary information about how to pay the program fee of $500, which is due by October 24, 2013.
Thank you again for your interest in the program. We look forward to receiving your application and to a wonderful fellowship year!
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Applicants must be recent graduates from an undergraduate institution. We expect a range of applicants, and there is no specific age limit, but most will have graduated from their undergraduate institutions (regardless of graduate work) in approximately the last two to four years.
- Most applicants will not have attended graduate school prior to the fellowship, but are still deciding between professional programs. Applicants must be employed full-time in a public service position in the New York City Area at the time of application, and must stay in a public service position throughout the fellowship. Internships and part-time positions do not meet this requirement.
- Applicants must not be currently participating in another significant fellowship program.
- Applicants must commit to attending the mandatory day-long Orientation on November 2, 2013, as well as two to three monthly evening sessions, to start around 5:45pm. Applicants must also be willing to make the time commitment to meet all deadlines and complete all assignments including reading and writing exercises (approximately two hours per week in addition to the sessions) as part of exploring public service and charting a five-year career path with the guidance of FELPS staff and advisors.
There is a $500 program fee to participate in the fellowship.
We suggest that each fellow contribute $200 and her/his organization contribute $300 as part of supporting her/his professional development, but that is up to the discretion of the individual and organization; each fellow is ultimately responsible for the $500 payment.
Payments can be made via check or credit card, and payment information will be included as part of the acceptance packet for those who are selected for the program. The program fee must be received in full by October 24, 2013 for Fellows to participate.
NYU Wagner and the Research Center for Leadership in Action subsidize the bulk of the program cost for each Fellowship, which would normally cost a few thousand dollars. We are unable to offer scholarships or payment plans.
Selection of Fellows is based on the following criteria:
- A demonstrated commitment to public service through relevant work and volunteer experience
- Experience of, and/or potential for, advanced leadership
- Academic achievement
- Diversity of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, public service organizations, and interests
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.
We encourage you to review all pages about the fellowship on the Web site closely. If you still have a question, please email us at: email@example.com
Unfortunately, we cannot accept phone calls but will respond quickly via email.