Journalism Fellowships in Berlin

European Journalism Fellowships in Berlin

New York, December 27, 2022 - Journalists from across Europe and the United States are invited to apply for the European Journalism-Fellowships, offered this year for the 8th time by the Journalisten-Kolleg of the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Participants are given the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year at the Freie Universitaet, widening their knowledge while pursuing a major research project.

At the same time, the program enables participants to network with professional colleagues from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. The program starts in October 2006 and ends in July 2007. Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience are eligible to apply. Written proof certifying good knowledge of the German language is required for participation. The most important element of the fellowship application is a proposal for a scientific-journalistic project to be pursued in Berlin.We offer the following fellowships:

Junior-Fellowships for journalists from Central and Eastern Europe with about five years of professional experience. One of the stipends is specifically dedicated to a young female business journalist from Central or Eastern Europe. Junior Fellows receive a monthly stipend of between 800 and 975 Euros for the duration of ten months.

Standard-Fellowships endowed with a monthly stipend of between 1,100 and 1,500 Euros depending on the level of professional experience (at least 5 years) for the duration of ten months. One of the stipends is specifically dedicated to a journalist from Central and Eastern Europe focusing on business and finance journalism.

Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin (Berlin State Parliament) Foundation Scholarship. One outstanding journalist from one of the former Allied Nations of the Second World War (CIS-States, France, Great Britain, USA) may be awarded an extraordinary scholarship from the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin (Berlin State Parliament) Foundation. Applicants for this scholarship must meet the requirements for the European Journalism Fellowships and, in addition, must submit a review of their research proposal by an expert scientist or professor. Please note that the closing date for application for this scholarship will be January 20, 2006.

Renowned media enterprises and foundations are funding the program, in cooperation with the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Current sponsors include the FAZIT-Foundation (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the Haniel-Foundation and the Foundation Presse-Haus NRZ, as well as four major political foundations: the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, and the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation.

Application deadline is January 31th 2006 (Junior- and Standard-Fellowships) and January 20th 2006 (Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin Foundation Scholarship). Please notice that this is a receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline.

For more detailed information and application forms please contact:

Telefon: +49 / 30 / 8385-33 15
Telefax: +49 / 30 / 8385-33 05
European Journalism Fellowships
Freie Universität Berlin
Otto-von-Simson-Str. 3
D - 14195 Berlin

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