Thank you for your interest in joining the Urban Leaders Fellowship!

Application for ULF 2020 will open this fall.


ULF staff will be holding live webinars throughout the application process to answer questions for individuals who have started their application and are in need of clarity on how to make their application stronger.
Please visit our webinars page for more information and to sign up for an upcoming session. 

A note about applying: First time users will be prompted to create a username and password. Please keep this information for your records, as you can return to the application to finish it at any time. You can log back in using the link above. 

Things to consider when applying:  We have THREE distinct admissions windows. The round by which you submit your application will determine when you hear from us.  We encourage you to apply when you are ready, but earlier applicants tend to have a higher likelihood of being accepted to their first choice region. 

Round               Deadline                          

First December 14th, 2019

Second    February 1st, 2020        

Final March 21st, 2020

We look for applicants who are diverse, in every sense of the word.  We bring together a cohort of fellows in each region who come from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender identity and sexual orientation, and have wide-ranging experiences in the topics they've studied, the places they've lived, and the work that they've done. We believe that diversity matters and will bring about better solutions. 

You don't need specific background in legislative policy to join our fellowship, just a passion to learn about policy and how it can impact the lives of those in your community. We only accept fellows who have at least one year of professional experience, so if you're still in undergrad, please hold off on applying. 

READY TO APPLY? Check out this quick video to hear directly from our past fellows and partners about the fellowship and their experiences.