Call for Young Transatlantic Fellows with an Emphasis on Urban Public Policy

New Urban Progress (NUP) is 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.

New Urban Progress is revitalizing transatlantic relations by cultivating dialogue with community organizers, researchers, politicians, journalists, and start-up founders on how urban areas can be innovative, networked, and fair.

We now, more than ever, need to strengthen the transatlantic partnership. Help us do that by becoming a New Urban Progress Fellow! The twenty Project Fellows, ten from Germany and ten from the United States, will be the main actors of this transatlantic dialogue on the future of cities.

We are looking for a diverse group of Project Fellows who meet the following criteria: 

  • You are a researcher, journalist, academic, practitioner, a community organizer, start-up founder, metro-level problem solver or work in city administration
  • You are a leader of tomorrow in local civic engagement and/or public policy  
  • You are a citizen of the United States or Germany under the age of 40 
  • You can commit to a two-year Fellowship that will include virtual work and road trips through the United States and Germany to visit and engage with innovative urban areas
  • You have excellent command of the English language as well as strong communication skills, both written and oral


We are accepting applications from German and US citizens on a rolling basis until (extended!) July 14th. The New Urban Progress Fellowship will last from Fall 2020 to Summer 2022. 


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Become a New Urban Progress Fellow


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

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New Urban Progress is the joint metro 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).