Community Planning Fellowship Application


Qualified candidates are second-year graduate students in urban planning, architecture, urban design, historic preservation and public policy. Currently, outstanding candidates are chosen from seven area schools with urban planning and related programs: Baruch College, City College, Columbia University, Hunter College, New York University, The New School, and Pratt Institute.

Program Description


Thank you for your interest in the Fund for the City of New York Community Planning Fellowship program. This program provides select second-year graduate students in urban planning, architecture, urban design, historic preservation, data analytics and public policy the opportunity to work with local community boards on a specific project(s) over the course of an academic year.

Community Planning Fellows are assigned to a community board and work an average of 15 hours per week for a full academic year. They receive a total stipend of $5,000: $2,500 in the fall semester and $2,500 in the spring semester. The Community Planning Fellowship includes a combination of time spent at the community board office, working on tasks associated with assigned planning projects, attendance at community board, committee and other meetings relevant to assigned projects, as well as participation in fellowship forums and trainings. The Fellowship experience will require a combination of in-person and online remote participation.

In order to apply to become a NYC Community Planning Fellow, please submit the application below to provide contact information, your research agenda or study proposal and why placement at a Community Board would be beneficial to your course of study.

Academic Year 2024/25

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

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Community Boards


All Community Boards throughout the five boroughs are eligible to participate. District Managers may submit a project proposal that is both valuable to their community and a substantive learning experience for Fellows over a two-semester timeframe. If you need assistance developing the proposal, email

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