How to Apply

To apply to the NLA Fellows Program please complete our application form or nominate a candidate. Once there, you will be prompted to create a user account to complete the application and upload all required documents.

Application Materials: 

  • Brief responses to three essay questions;
  • A current CV;
  • Two references of individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. These individuals must be able to speak to the applicant’s leadership potential, skills, and abilities.

For questions or concerns about the technical details of uploading or submitting your application, please contact Slideroom directly through the application website.

The NLA selection committee is firmly committed to selecting applicants from diverse professional backgrounds in an effort to enhance the fellowship experience through the integration of differences in perspectives. No payment is necessary until you have been accepted into the NLA Fellows Program. Upon receipt of your admission notification, you will receive detailed instructions outlining the next steps in the process.

If you have questions about eligibility, criteria, or other aspects of the application process please email newleadershipacademy@umich.edu