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“I know its sort of cliche to say, but the Urban Adamah fellowship was completely transformational for me.”– Naomi Stern, Spring 2014

Fellowship Fees

Summer Program Fee: $600
Fall Program Fee: $600 – $3,000 (sliding scale)
Security Deposit: $75 (refundable)

2018 Fellowship Fee

At Urban Adamah we are working in many ways to respond to economic disparity that exists in our communities. Our hope is to make the Fellowship as accessible as possible, regardless of class background. Thanks to our program supporters, we are able to offer the 2018 Fall Fellowship for a sliding scale fee of $600 – $3,000. This highly subsidized fee covers housing, food and all program-related expenses. Due to a one time special grant, we are also able to offer the 2018 Summer Fellowship for a flat fee of $600 to all applicants.

The actual cost of the Fellowship is roughly $10,000 per fellow. To cover these costs, close to 70% is raised from foundations and individuals; about 10% comes from farm visitor fees; and the remaining 20% represents what we ask fellows to pay – with summer, 2018, being an exception.

So, what should you pay for the Fall Fellowship?

If you have personal or family resources that enable you to pay the full $3,000 fee, we ask you to do so. If $2,000 (the average we need to collect to make the program financially sustainable) is possible for you, please pay that. If you need to pay less than that, you should pay whatever you can, as low as $600. Please know that our sliding scale system only works to cover the necessary costs of the program if individuals who can afford to pay at the higher end of the spectrum do so.

Payment Schedule

Upon acceptance, you are asked to pay a $600 nonrefundable deposit, which is due within two weeks of the date you accept a place in the program. We cannot reserve your place without the deposit. We will bill you for the balance due approximately eight weeks before the start of the Fellowship. Payment is required approximately six weeks before the start date.

Security Deposit

If the house is cleaned to an acceptable level and there are no unreasonable damages to the property, your $75 security deposit will be fully refunded. Checks are mailed approximately one week after the end of the Fellowship.


If you cancel for any reason prior to six weeks before the start date of your Fellowship, you will receive a full refund minus the $600 deposit. If you cancel for any reason within six weeks of the start date of the Fellowship, there is no refund.