The American Assembly was founded to convene expertise to address the nation’s increasingly complicated social and political problems. Today it remains committed to supporting the structures of social life which build and sustain the trust on which modern democratic societies depend.
In honor of The American Assembly’s 70th anniversary, we are launching the Emerging Voices Resident Fellows Program, starting in September 2021. This up-to two-year program creates an opportunity for artists, writers, scholars, journalists, performers, activists, and others to conceive, develop and put into place public initiatives that bring people together to address pressing social justice and human rights issues of our time, especially those relevant to Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other historically marginalized groups.
Income support* ($25,000/year)
Initiative support up to $10,000/year
Intellectual support from INCITE/TAA research staff
Access to event and workspace
Mentorship (from Columbia University faculty and INCITE/TAA staff)
Administrative and logistical support
Professional development and capacity building workshops and networking opportunities