Application opens for Fellowships in New Urban Progress

From May 13 to July 14, 2020

In our programme New Urban Progress (NUP), we are looking for ten citizens from Germany and ten from the United States to be part of a transatlantic dialogue on the future of cities and metropolitan areas.

NUP is revitalizing transatlantic relations by cultivating dialogue with community organizers, researchers, politicians, creatives, and start-up founders on how urban areas can be innovative, networked, and fair. Applications to become a Project Fellow are being accepted on a rolling-basis until 14 July 2020. The New Urban Progress Fellowship will last from Fall 2020 to Summer 2022.

More than ever, we need to strengthen the transatlantic partnership today. Support us by becoming a New Urban Progress Fellow! The twenty Project Fellows from Germany and the U.S. will be the main actors of this transatlantic dialogue on the future of cities.

Become a New Urban Progress Fellow

We are searching for fellows who meet the following criteria:

  • You are a US or German citizen under the age of 40.
  • You are a, researcher or academic, politically active, creative, community organizer, start-up founder, or work in city administration.
  • You are a leader of tomorrow in local civic engagement, urban ventures, planner, public policy or similar.
  • Your employment conditions allow you to commit to a two-year fellowship that will include virtual work and two week-long road trips through the United States and Germany in 2021 to visit and engage with innovative urban areas.

There is no financial compensation for the Project Fellows. However, NUP provides an excellent platform to showcase your work as well as a large transnational network of actors in the field of urban public policy. Additionally, the week-long delegation trips through the United States and through Germany in 2021 will be financially covered by NUP.

For more information on the Fellowship, please refer to the Fellowship Description.

To apply, please fill in the Application Form.


Please refer to the project website for more information on the fellowship.

In case of any further inquiries please contact Alexandra Hunger, Project Manager, Cities Project Area.

New Urban Progress is a joint initiative of Das Progressive Zentrum, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the Progressive Policy Institute. The project is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

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