O’Brien Fellowship

At the Marquette University, the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism is accepting applications for its 2018-19 class of O’Brien Fellows. To eligible, applicants should have at least five years of professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer.

Provided By:
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit University located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wis. that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount:$65,000
  • Deadline: January 26, 2018
  • Winner Announcement: Not known

Eligibility:

To receive the fellowship, a recipient must:

  • Applicants should have at least five years of professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer.
  • Applicants may work as journalists for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites, online publications or magazines of general public interest.
  • There are no academic prerequisites.

Instructions for Applying:

The application can be completed by the given link:

http://www.marquette.edu/obrien-fellowship/application.php

Supporting Documents:

You will be required to submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Public Service Journalism Proposal
  • Personal Statement
  • Summary Bio
  • Work Samples
  • Awards, Fellowships, and Certificates
  • Letters of Recommendation

Award Amount:

  • A stipend of $65,000 for nine months for your salary, paid to your sponsoring organization, or directly to the fellow in the case of independent journalists.
  • A residency allowance based on family requirements for fellows moving to the Milwaukee metropolitan area for the duration of the fellowship: up to $4,000 for a single, married or partnered fellow, up to $6,000 for a fellow with one child, up to $7,000 for a fellow with two children, up to $8,000 for a fellow with three or more children. Fellows submit rent receipts from the rental property owner.
  • A moving allowance based on family size and distance. The allowance, covering the move to and from Milwaukee, ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 in total. (Fellows from the Milwaukee metropolitan area are not eligible for a moving allowance.)
  • A travel and research allowance up to $8,000. This covers project-related travel as well as technology, data and document costs and equipment needs.
  • Employee benefits continue to be paid by the fellow’s employer, where applicable. Please contact us if you have questions on this.
  • Fellows and their spouses are eligible for the fellowship for tuition remission (up to seven credits) for courses offered by Marquette University.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.marquette.edu/obrien-fellowship/application.php

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact Dave Umhoefer, O’Brien Fellowship Director, at (414) 288-5956 or by email at david.umhoefer-at-marquette.edu.

CCJ Media Changemaker Scholarship & Couric Fellowship

Interested in journalism or media studies? Compete to earn a full-tuition scholarship and paid summer fellowships in media! At the Mercer University, the applications are invited for “CCJ Media Changemaker Scholarship & Couric Fellowship”.  The scholars who will win earn 4-year scholarships, up to full tuition.

Host Institution:

The University brings to the Center a long and proud history of preparing journalists that date back to the early 20th century. In 1920 Mercer established a School of Journalism that was recognized as an “A”-grade school by the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Eligibility:

This scholarship program is applicable for:

  • Students interested in journalism or media studies.
  • You will also need to attend the Media Changemaker Scholar Competition on January 20 and be interviewed by CCJ representatives.
  • CCJ also selects incoming John M. Couric Media Fellowships.

Instructions for Applying:

In order for an application to consider all interested applicant may check the given link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10I2YohPXn7HE7-borHMyN6X2B6zE8WqS1wJXsuUR74w/viewform?ts=59dd1cb3&edit_requested=true

Award Description:

  • Media Changemaker Scholars earn 4-year scholarships, up to full tuition.
  • These programs provide paying summer jobs at leading media organizations throughout the country, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
  • Media Changemaker Scholars receive four-year scholarships to Mercer—up to and including full-tuition, a value of over $140,000.

Deadline:

Applications will no longer be accepted after January 13, 2018.

Detailed Information Link:

http://ccj.mercer.edu/scholarship/

ICFJ Knight Fellowship

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applications for “ICFJ Knight Fellowship” to promote data-driven reporting techniques in Central and Eastern Europe. Applicants must have significant experience as a data journalist with a knack for finding a good story in data to eligible for this fellowship program. The fellowship will provide an allowance for expenses related to the fellowship and an honorarium.

Host Institution:

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is at the forefront of the news revolution. Their programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. ICFJ’s networks of reporters and media entrepreneurs are transforming the field. They believe that better journalism leads to better lives.

Eligibility:

Please see the basic entry requirements below:

  • Significant experience as a data journalist with a knack for finding a good story in data
  • A track record of demonstrating and training others with a limited skill set to learn data acquisition, cleaning, analysis, and visualization techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to forge collaborations with newsrooms
  • Proven skills in leading digital and data-journalism teams in newsrooms and several concurrent news projects
  • Experience in the use of secure communication tools for collaborative work
  • Experience and ability to travel extensively within the target region, which may include the Baltics, Balkans, and the Caucasus. (The Fellow will be based either in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina or other member center hub that will be convenient for travel in the region.)
  • Experience measuring results, such as the impact of content, adoption of technology and audience engagement
  • Ability to communicate results through writing and public speaking
  • Fluency in English and also have knowledge of Russian, BCS or other regional languages is a plus.

Instructions for Applying:

Online applications for the fellowship must be completed by the given link:

https://www.tfaforms.com/445018

Supporting Documents:

The scholarship recipient’s school must provide:

  • Applications, CVs, and resumes should be in English.
  • Relevant work samples or supporting material for project proposals may be in the applicant’s native language.

Award Description:

  • Each Fellow receives an allowance for expenses related to the Fellowship, and an honorarium. Fellows also receive emergency coverage if they are working outside their home country.
  • Fellows receive three weeks of paid vacation per year.

Deadline:  The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.icfj.org/icfj-knight-fellow-data-journalism-centraleastern-europe

Contact Information:

If you have any question you can ask directly to Luisa Pires Luciano at lpiresluciano-at-icfj.org.

LIU Post Best of High School Journalism Awards

Award Amount: Awards certificates and public recognition

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: January 5, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

Are you passionate about journalism? Think your story might be the best of all the local high school journalists? Prove it! Enter the LIU Post Best of High School Journalism Awards provided by LIU Post Department of Communications And Film. Students who are currently enrolled high school sophomores, juniors or seniors (grades 10-12) can apply for the scholarship program. Award winners receive certificates and will become famous (well, at least on our social media pages, where winners will be featured).

Host Institution:

The Media Arts department at LIU Post offers majors and minors in broadcasting, gaming, journalism and public relations.

Eligibility:                          

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria

  • Currently enrolled high school sophomores, juniors or seniors (grades 10-12).
  • Participants in high school journalism, school newspaper, radio or TV stations.
  • Teachers/advisers may nominate students for awards or students can self-nominate.

Instructions for Applying:

Application form of the scholarship must be downloaded by the given link: http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/~/media/657B60602ED648E6BD7CB4E6DACA221C.ashx

Supporting Documents:

You will be required to submit the following:

  • You must submit a completed entry form and one copy of the article, video, or series of articles (as it/ they appeared in print/broadcast/on the web).
  • You may enter multiple categories but may only submit up to five entries for each category.
  • Entry must include the date of publication/broadcast on all items submitted.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
  • Submitted materials will not be returned and the judges in this competition will not offer any written critiques.
  • An independent panel of professional journalists and LIU Post professors will judge all entries.
  • Winners give LIU Post permission to reproduce and post their names, pictures, and entries on the

Submitting Details:

All entries must be received by regular mail (postmarked by January 5, 2018) or email to:

Professor Carolyn Levin
Department Communications & Film
LIU Post, Humanities Hall, Room 119A
720 Northern Blvd.,
Brookville, N.Y. 11548
Carolyn.Levin-at-liu.edu

Award Description:

All winners receive awards certificates and public recognition in the following categories.

  • Best High School Newspaper
  • Best Online Publication
  • Best News Story
  • Best Feature Story
  • Best Sports Story
  • Best Commentary/Editorial
  • Best News and Sports Photography

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/HS-Journalism-Awards

Contact Information:

For additional information of the scholarship, you may visit liu.edu/hsja or contact Professor Carolyn Levin at 516-299-2660.

 

New York University World Journalist Fellowship

Award Amount: USD 13,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: January 4, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

New York University (NYU) is pleased to announce the applications for the “World Journalist Fellowship”. The fellowship program is open to those students who are enroll in one of graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. All applicants will also receive a stipend of approximately USD 13,000 for each of the two semesters of the fellowship.

Host Institution:

New York University (NYU) was founded in 1831,   which is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City. They believe that journalism has a serious public mission, and can make a difference in the world.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the candidates must meet all the following criteria:

  • Full-time Journalists, who are internationally based and who hold non-U.S. passports, with a minimum of two years experience at a print or electronic journalism publication.
  • A combination of free-lance journalism assignments equal to at least two years of full-time work will be considered.
  • Internships and work for student publications do not count toward the two-year requirement.
  • Public Relations and corporate communications experience do not qualify.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English and at least one additional language.
  • Candidates must possess a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree plus one year of graduate work.
  • Employees (including immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each) of NYU or their affiliates and subsidiaries are not eligible.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the candidates can enter online by submitting their email or create an account through the given link: https://nyujournalism.submittable.com/submit/100030/2018-world-journalist-fellowship

Award Description:

  • The Fellowship will cover tuition expenses and registration fees for two of the three semesters of the program.
  • The fellow will also receive a stipend of approximately USD 13,000 for each of the two semesters of the fellowship.

Detailed Information Link:

https://journalism.nyu.edu/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/world-journalist-fellowship/#apply

RTDNA Carole Simpson Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is pleased to offer “The Carole Simpson Scholarship”.  Sophomores, juniors or seniors who are pursuing careers in radio, television or digital journalism at the time the scholarship is awarded, are invited to apply. The scholarship is designed to encourage and help minority students to overcome hurdles along their career path in electronic journalism.

Host Institution:

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), formerly the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), is a United States-based membership organization of radio, television, and online news directors, producers, executives, reporters, students, and educators.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.
  • Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded.
  • Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.

Instructions for Applying:

The online application must be completed by the given link:

http://rtdna.site-ym.com/?page=rtdnfapplication&_ga=2.169300897.129808970.1510738661-150833322.1510738661

Supporting Documents:

Complete the online application forms, including:

  • Contact information
  • Experience
  • URL links to 3-5 work samples
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

Award Description:

The recipient of the Carole Simpson Scholarship will receive $2,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarships

EPE Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship

Award Amount: $10,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Winner Announcement: January 15, 2018

Brief Description:

Editorial Projects in Education Inc. (EPE) is glad to announce “Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship”. Staff and freelance journalists who are able to work independently over a one-year period or still maintain their regular jobs or work commitments are eligible to apply. The fellowship is designed to support journalist of a reporting project that illuminates a significant issue in pre-K-12 education.

Host Institution:

Education Week is a United States national newspaper covering K–12 education. It is published by Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), a nonprofit organization, which is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland in Greater Washington DC.

Eligibility:

The fellowship program is applicable for:

  • Early-career, mid-career, and veteran journalists based in the United States are eligible. Applicants may work in any journalistic setting, including local and national publications, digital-only news platforms, and broadcast media. Although applicants do not have to be education beat reporters, their experience should include reporting on education or closely related social or public-policy concerns.
  • The fellowship is open to staff and freelance journalists who are able to work independently over a one-year period while still maintaining their regular jobs or work commitments.
  • For a proposal focused on a topic outside the United States to be considered, it must come from a U.S.-based journalist and have an angle relevant to American pre-K-12 education.
  • A commitment to co-publication of the finished project by an applicant’s employer or a comparable freelance outlet is not required but will be considered a plus.
  • An applicant’s editor or newsroom manager (or, in the case of a freelancer who is proposing co-publication, the equivalent person at the designated outlet) will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation pledging to support the applicant:
  • In participating in the fellowship;
  • In traveling as needed to complete the project.
  • By allowing Education Week to publish the completed project.
  • By committing to co-publish the work, as appropriate.
  • Including mention of the journalist’s fellowship support in the package, if co-published.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must submit the online application by the given link:

https://chronisterfellowship.edweek.org/apply/

Supporting Documents:

You will be required to submit the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself, offering a snapshot of your proposed project, and explaining why you are seeking the support of the fellowship.
  • A current resume or CV.
  • A letter of recommendation from your employer that addresses the benefits of the fellowship to you and to the Education Week audience (as well as any co-publishing outlet’s audience, as appropriate), as well as your employer’s commitment to support the project as detailed in the “Eligibility and Expectations” section on the Details page.
  • Freelance applicants should submit a letter of recommendation from an assigning editor with, as appropriate, a commitment to serve as a co-publisher for the final project.
  • Work samples, including at least two stories published during the past 12 months, and examples of your education-related reporting.
  • A two- to three-page project proposal outlining your topic, why you think it’s a good package or series for the Education Week audience (and to co-publish with your news outlet, as appropriate), expected reporting locations, examples of potential sources, how you envision the final presentation, and a suggested financial budget.

Award Description:

  • Project allowance of up to $4,000 that can be tapped for such uses as field reporting trips, data-gathering, other approved research expenses, data visualization, multimedia support, and enrollment in workshops for relevant knowledge-building.
  • Registration and travel costs for attendance at related education or journalism conferences;
  • One year’s membership in a relevant journalism or other professional association;
  • Support from senior Education Week journalists during the project, e.g., an assigned Education Week editor, with visits, if relevant, to EPE’s Bethesda, Md., headquarters; and
  • A $3,500 fellowship award for successful completion of the project.

Detailed Information Link:

https://chronisterfellowship.edweek.org/?cmp=soc-edit-tw

Contact Information:

If you have any query you can contact at fellowship-at-epe.org or (301) 280-3100

Columbia University Nikkei and Columbia Journalism School Scholarship

Award Amount: $100,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: December 15th, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with Nikkei Inc., are excited to announce its Nikkei and Columbia Journalism Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to annually for the next five years to exemplary candidates who wish to specialize in data and business journalism. The scholarship program supports the educational advancement of aspiring data and business journalists from Asia.

Host Institution:

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the parent company of the Financial Times, the publisher of the Nikkei, and the Nikkei Asian Review. For over a century, Columbia has led the way to journalism’s future, educating and training students from around the world to become accomplished professional journalists.

Eligibility:

The scholarship program is applicable for:

  • Applicants must have to be interested in business and data journalism.
  • Applicants must be a resident in Asia.
  • The program is available for Master of Science in Data Journalism and Master of Arts.

Instructions for Applying:

To be applying for the scholarship, the interested candidates will create a new account or log-in through the given link: https://apply.jrn.columbia.edu/apply/

Award Description:

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Nikkei, Inc., will provide an award up to $100,000 for Master of Science in Data Journalism and Master of Arts.

Detailed Information Link:

https://journalism.columbia.edu/nikkei-and-columbia-journalism-school-announce-100000-scholarship

Contact Information:

For more information about the Columbia-Nikkei Scholarship, you can contact Tarin Almanzar, director of financial aid and admissions, at ta169-at-columbia.edu (link sends e-mail)or at 212.851.0795.

Indiana University Bradley J. Hamm and Hiromi Sumiyoshi International Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Media School at Indiana University is pleased to offer “The Bradley J. Hamm and Hiromi Sumiyoshi International Scholarship”. Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at The Media School to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship program is designed to support undergraduate scholarships for journalism students who plan to study in Asia.

Host Institution:

The Media School at Indiana University is a brand new entity built on the decades-long traditions of journalism and communications at one of the nation’s premier public universities. Established July 1, 2014, it comprises the 100-year-old journalism program, the more than half-century-old telecommunications department and film studies.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at The Media School.

Instructions for Applying:

To be applying for the scholarship applicants must check the given link: http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/forms/bradley-j-hamm-and-hiromi-sumiyoshi-international-scholarship/

Award Description:

The award amount of the scholarship varies.

Detailed Information Link:

http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/uncategorized/scholarship-supports-undergraduates-studying-in-asia/

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University

Award Amount: The total financial support to fellows ranges from $95,000 to $145,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: December 4, 2017, at 11:59 PM (US/Pacific)

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

At Stanford University, applications are open for John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships that support diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the most urgent issues facing journalism. The fellowship program is available to Journalists employed by a news organization or freelance journalists, Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators, Journalism business and management executives.

Host Institution:

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford is a paid 10-month journalism fellowship at Stanford University. It is one of 20 such programs available in the US for working journalists. It is connected to the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  •  Applicants typically must have at least seven years of full-time professional experience.
  • International applicants typically must have at least five years of experience.
  • This fellowship must consider less experienced applicants who have outstanding achievements.
  • They do not require applicants to have a college degree.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant must create a new account or log-in to register and submit an online application through the given link:

https://jsk.stanford.edu/become-a-fellow/applying-for-a-fellowship/

Award Description:

  • The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford will provide several financial benefits, including a stipend of $75,000.
  • In addition to this stipend: they provide a supplement of $15,000 to $40,000 for fellows with children.
  • It also covers the cost of Stanford tuition and pays for Stanford health care for fellows, spouses, and children, which ranges from $20,000 to $30,000 per family.
  • The total financial support to fellows ranges from $95,000 to $145,000. We also help fellows find housing.

Detailed Information Link:

https://jsk.stanford.edu/become-a-fellow/being-a-fellow/

Contact Information:

Any questions about this program? You can e-mail jskfellowships-at-stanford.edu.

The GroundTruth Project James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship

Award Amount: $10,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on November 26, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The GroundTruth Project in partnership with the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation is offering “James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship”. The fellowship is designed for freelance writers and specifically for early career journalists, which would define as 1-5 years of experience. The mission of the Foundation is to advocate for the safe return of all Americans detained abroad, to protect independent conflict journalists and to educate regarding these threats to our freedom.

Host Institution:

GroundTruth, an independent, non-partisan organization registered by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is based at the PBS flagship producer WGBH in Boston, MA. GroundTruth focuses on issues of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health.

 Eligibility:

  • Fellowship opportunity is intended for freelance writers and specifically for early career journalists, which would define as 1-5 years of experience.
  • The candidates may be of any nationality, but must be familiar with the Middle Eastern culture and have a demonstrated ability to report for an English-speaking audience.

Instructions for Applying:

To be applying applicants must fill the Google Form by the given link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGxRQJT9G0L627Oy0E0R4UycziPT9i6756ruPBgOSDAZSyoQ/viewform

Award Description:

The successful applicant will receive a grant of US $10,000 for field reporting to be carried out preferably in the first quarter of 2018.

Detailed Information Link:

http://thegroundtruthproject.org/call-applications-middle-east-reporting-fellowship/

Contact Information:

For questions about the fellowship, you can email at fellowships-at-thegroundtruthproject.org.

Ohio State University Kiplinger Digital Media Fellowship

Award Amount: Varies

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: November 19, 2017, at midnight, U.S. EDT.

Winner Announcement: Sunday, April 15 through Friday, April 20, 2018

Brief Description:

Are you ready to join the ranks of Kiplinger Fellows — journalists trained to thrive in the Digital Age? The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio University is excited to announce the  Kiplinger Digital Media Fellowship.  The program will help you sharpen reporting skills to hold government and institutions accountable as well as seek innovative journalists with a strong desire to reboot their digital skills.

Host Institution:

The Ohio State University commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU is a large, primarily residential, public university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870 as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (Mech).

Eligibility:

Applicants for the fellowship must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Open to print, broadcast or online journalists from around the world.
  • Applicants need at least five years of professional experience to apply.
  • Internships and freelance work count, if you worked at least 20 hours a week.
  • Applicants need to have a command of spoken and written English to benefit from the fellowship. They will not have translators.
  • Your three work samples must be in English as well. If your work as a journalist requires that you write in another language other than English, you must provide originals and English translations.

Instructions for Applying:

To enter, the applicants submit enters through the given link:

https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JhYO2Nuoce2VdX

Supporting Documents:

Before you begin, you might want to write these four pieces, which you then can copy and paste into the application:

  • A short bio (maximum of 150 words).
  • A short explanation of how the Kiplinger Fellowship would benefit you and your newsroom (maximum of 200 words).
  • Web links to three recent stories that showcase your talent. International journalists whose work does not appear in English must supply English translations of three stories (details below).
  • Two references who know your work well (name, title, organization, email, phone).

Award Description:

  • The highly coveted fellowships provide lodging, most meals and free training – thanks to the generosity of the Kiplinger Foundation and Kiplinger family.
  • Limited travel stipends are available to international fellows (totally no more than half of the airfare)
  • S. Fellows will be asked to pay their transportation to and from Ohio.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.kiplingerprogram.org/kiplinger-fellowship/

Contact Information:

If you have questions, you can contact Kevin Z. Smith at smith.10002-at-osu.edu or 614-688-7464.

McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Award Amount: $15,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The McGraw Center is pleased to offer “The McGraw Fellowship” for Business Journalism is to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business. The McGraw Center will fund scholarships for students at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism who concentrate in business reporting as well as provide stipends for those who undertake summer internships in business news. The Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or series that provides fresh insight into an important business or economic topic.

Host Institution:

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation was started in 2010 by Suzanne, Terry, and Bob McGraw to honor their father, the former chairman and chief executive of McGraw-Hill, the publishing and financial services company that owned BusinessWeek magazine for 80 years. Mr. McGraw died in 2010. The Foundation makes grants to institutions and causes important to him, including literacy projects, business journalism, education, hospitals, and libraries.

Eligibility:

This fellowship program is applicable for:

  • Fellowship is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism.
  • Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization, may apply.
  • Fellowship considers proposals with a strong U.S. angle from both foreign and American journalists, as long as the work is published in English in a U.S.-based media outlet.

Instructions for Applying:

If you are interested to apply for the fellowship, you can apply by the given link:

http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/application-form/

Supporting Documents:

  • Two references, including at least one from an editor who has worked with you.
  • Make sure both come from people familiar enough with your work to be able to discuss your ability to carry out the proposed project.

Award Description:

  • The Fellowships will provide experienced journalists with a stipend of $5,000 a month for up to three months, in exceptional cases; we’ll consider longer grants based upon specific proposals.
  • Fellowship stipend cover travel and research expenses incurred in reporting the stories and to assist with the Fellows’ living expenses.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/

Contact Information:

If you have any query regarding fellowship, you may fill the contact form through the given link:

http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/contact-us/

Radio Television Digital News Association Mike Reynolds Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Foundation is glad to announce “Mike Reynolds Scholarship”.  Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism are eligible to apply. The scholarship is dedicated to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Host Institution:

RTDNF, a 501 (c) 3 educational foundation, was created to help RTDNA members embody and uphold the standards of ethical journalism and promote leadership in the newsroom. RTDNF offers the broadcast and digital news community professional development opportunities, an open forum for the discussion of ethics, assistance with the development of leadership skills, support of First Amendment issues and the exchange of ideas and perspectives from broadcast and digital journalists worldwide. The Foundation also provides scholarships and fellowships to aspiring and early-career broadcast and digital journalists.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, the student must possess

  • Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
  • Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded
  • Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.

Instructions for Applying:

Applications must be completed by the given link:

http://rtdna.site-ym.com/?page=rtdnfapplication&_ga=2.47733159.1877301795.1508303797-1345502958.1508303797

Supporting Documents:

To complete your application, please submit the following supporting documents:

  • Complete the online application form, including:
  1. Contact information
  2. Experience
  3. URL links to 3-5 work samples

Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces

Work samples should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.

  • Upload the supplemental materials:
  1. Cover letter

Discuss your current and past journalism experience

Describe how you intend to use the funds

Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism

Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  1. From a professor, advisor, or supervisor
  2. Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

Award Description:

The recipient of the scholarship will receive $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Detailed Information Link:

http://rtdna.org/content/mike_reynolds_journalism_scholarship

Indiana University International Press Institute Internship

Title: The International Press Institute Internship

Salary Range: Not Known

Consideration Date: 5 p.m. Nov. 17

Brief Description:

The International Press Institute in Vienna, Austria, is accepting applications for two IU students to work on multimedia and communications projects through internships for six to eight weeks next summer. The two interns will coordinate social media and create photos and video, multimedia design and marketing materials. Interns also will take part in legal research.

Hosted By:

Indiana University is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States. Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, including approximately 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus and approximately 31,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.

Eligibility:

IPI is a global network of editors, journalists and media executives working to protect media freedom and free news flow worldwide.

How to Apply:

To apply applicants must submit the following:

  • Submit three to five clips of journalistic work and a cover letter proposing a project to focus on and cover during the course of the internship.
  • Choose a news item from the IPI website and write an essay of 500 words or fewer on the topic.

Submitting Details:

Submit your application materials in PDF format to Amy Cornell, director of student services at The Media School.

More Information:

http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/news/apply-for-international-press-institute-internships-2/

Contact Information:

Have any question you may contact to mailto:mschnews-at-indiana.edu

NASW World Conference of Science Journalists

Title: World Conference of Science Journalists

Theme: Global communication, capacity & connections in science journalism

Conference Date: October 26-30, 2017

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 12

Location: Marriott Marquis

Brief Description:

NASW members and non-members alike are welcome and encouraged to attend WCSJ2017. The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists will bring together 1,200–1,400 professionals dedicated to engaging, incisive, accurate, and high-quality science journalism. Anyone who writes, edits, or produces science news, information, or commentary for the public; teaches science journalism is invited to register.

WCSJ2017 will provide the networking, training, professional development, and exposure to world-class science and technology essential to equip and sustain a worldwide community, ensuring that news about science is intelligently conveyed to a global public no matter what barriers of culture, language, education, and politics stand in the way. A special emphasis of the conference will be building science journalism capacity in Latin America.

Many of the sessions will focus on questions of craft and science communication issues that should be useful to all science writers. Because this meeting is international, and science information is disseminated in ways that vary from country to country, there may be fewer sessions targeted primarily at U.S. PIOs than are offered at NASW/CASW Science Writers meetings.

Registration Link:

If you are interested to take part in the conference, go through the given link:

http://wcsj2017.org/register/

More Information:

http://wcsj2017.org/

Contact Information:

If you have any concerns or questions about accessibility, please email access-at-wcsj2017.org

Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship

Award Amount: $5000

Number of Awards: 2

Deadline: October 01 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Cleveland Browns Foundation, in partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland, has made it their mission to help local high-school students pursue their dreams of a college education through the Marion Motley Scholarship Program.The Scholarship Program is an exciting opportunity for a motivated student whose long-term career goal could include working in education or for a professional sports organization in any of a variety of capacities. The program is open to high school seniors graduating in 2018 who plan to major in areas that could lead to a career working in education or for a professional sports organization.

Host Institution:

The Cleveland Browns Foundation is dedicated to a solution-based, holistic approach to ensure Northeast Ohio youth receive the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success. The Cleveland Browns Foundation established in 1999.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in 2018 who plan to major in areas that could lead to a career working in education or for a professional sports organization, such as but not limited to: accounting, business, communications, event management, exercise science, finance, graphics, design, human resources, information technology, journalism, kinesiology, marketing/advertising, public relations, or sports management.
  • Students must be enrolled in a high school located in Northeast Ohio, on track to graduate at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, and planning to enroll in a two-year or four-year college in 2018 in order to apply.
  • They also must meet the following minimum qualifications: 2.5 cumulative grade point average through junior year in high school, 18 ACT or 860 SAT (highest math and highest verbal) and meet the College Now income guidelines as follows:
  1. Size of Family Unit – AGI
  2. $36,180
  3. $48,720
  4. $61,260
  5. $73,800
  6. $86,340
  7. $98,880
  8. $111,420
  9. $123,960

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the 2017 Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship, the applicant must submit an online application through the given link: https://www.collegenowgc.org/find-scholarships/ or https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/39116-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland

Supporting Documents:

  • Copy of high school transcript showing cumulative grade point average through the end of junior year (Note: senior year grades will be required before final selections are made)
  • Copy of SAT or ACT scores (Note: scores on an official high school transcript are acceptable, but copies of the report from the testing agency are preferred. (Only test scores through September 2016 will be accepted)
  • Copy of 2016 tax forms for student, Parent 1 (mother/father/stepparent) & Parent 2 (mother/father/stepparent); either 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. If taxes were not filed, copies of 2016 W-2 form(s) or letter stating no income earned in 2016 required. (Note: a copy of the 2017/2018 FAFSA will be required before selections will be finalized)
  • Essays (two are required, questions on application)
  • Extracurricular resume or list of activities
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor who knows you well

Award Description:

  • The Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now annually seek two deserving students who are on track to graduate from high school in 2018 to receive four-year, renewable scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per year(Total $5,000).
  • Now in its tenth year, the partnership between the Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now has awarded more than $240,000 of scholarship funds to 24 students.
  • Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an individual interview at the College Now Greater Cleveland Resource Center (50 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113).
  • Finalists may be asked to participate in the second interview with the location to be disclosed at a later date.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/foundation/programs/marion-motley.html

Contact Information:

For more information, please Robert Durham, at rdurham-at-collegenowgc.org or call 216.635.0450.

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Internship

Title: Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Internship

Salary Range: Unpaid

Consideration Date: December 1st

Brief Description:

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles gives of their time and talents to help bring hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through their internship program. The internship program offers interns a substantive learning experience that affords them the opportunity to contribute to our work, and to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools they may need to continue in the nonprofit field. This project-based internship provides opportunities to work with highly qualified professionals and strengthen new skills.

Hosted By:

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who confront life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Types of Internships:

  • Marketing and Communications Intern: Interns will serve to expand existing wish story libraries, develop recommendations for increasing diversity across chapter communications, and learn more about the strategic communications of a nonprofit.
  • Fundraising Intern: Interns will be responsible for assisting with communications and/or fundraising duties, program coordination, event planning, and office and field projects.
  • Programs Services Intern: Interns will work on performing and assisting with projects to assist in the wish process. Interns may work in the following areas of our chapter: Volunteer Services, Wish Assists, or Medical Outreach.

Eligibility:

In order to be applying all applicants must:

  • Applicants should be reliable, flexible, and detail oriented as well as self-motivated.
  • Applicants should possess strong written and communication skills as well as project management skills.
  • Students studying in the following fields: Communications, Sociology, Public Relations, Professional Writing, Journalism, Business Administration, Marketing, Social Work/Public Health.

How to Apply:

Application form of the internship can be downloaded from the given link:

http://la.wish.org/~/media/015-000/Documents/Internship%20Application_2016.ashx?la=en

Supporting Documents:

To apply for an internship position, you must submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Detailed Information:

The application form and all documents must be sent via email or fax at Email: internships-at-la.wish.org

Or

Fax: 310-272-7777 (ATTN: Volunteer Services)

Financial Assistantship:

The internship is unpaid. However, academic credit can be provided for students applying for our internship program (depending on specific criteria/requirements of the student’s educational institution).

More Information:

http://la.wish.org/about-us/employment/internships

VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Program

Award Amount: Expenses are covered like airfare, hotel accommodations, local transportation

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 20, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is excited to announce the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program to the students.In order to apply, the candidates must submission of an essay proposal based on one of four priority issues for the veterans’ community. This program is to help to educate their legislators on the issues facing today’s student veterans alongside mentors selected from the VFW National Legislative Committee.

Host Institution:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veteran service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts.

Eligibility:

Applicants for the fellowship must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have age of 18 years old
  • Current enrollment at a college or university with an active SVA chapter
  • Preference for students studying political science, government, law, journalism, history or a related field
  • VFW membership is required

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must write an essay proposal based on one of four priority issues for the veterans’ community. The essay prompt is given below:

  • How to improve the  VA health care system
  • Ways to strengthen the Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Veteran success on campus
  • Transition from military to civilian life

To apply, the applicant can submit an online application through the given link:https://studentveterans.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6xtzSE1fK4Oywzb

Award Description:

Expenses are covered for the fellowship include airfare, hotel accommodations, local transportation to/from meetings and a per diem allowance to participate in the VFW National Legislative Conference.

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.vfw.org/studentfellowship

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

Award Amount: $60,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: International journalists: Dec. 1, 2017, and U.S. journalists (U.S. citizens): Jan. 31, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation is available to both United States citizens and citizens of other countries. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. The fellowship brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation.

Host Institution:

The Nieman Foundation and the Berkman Center share a commitment to diversity and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have long-standing fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.

Eligibility:

  • Both United States citizens and citizens of other countries are eligible to apply.
  • Working journalists, including independent journalists and those who work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity, are eligible
  • Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship, the applicant can submit online application through the given link: http://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/apply/

Supporting Documents:

Candidates for full academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package:

  • Essays: all fellowship candidates must submit two essays: a personal statement and a proposal for study at Harvard.
  • Personal statement
  1. The personal statement is an essay of 1,000 words or less that describes your journalistic experience, career plans and goals.
  2. What experiences in life and in journalism have shaped you?
  3. What personal and journalistic values and intellectual interests have influenced your decision to apply?
  4. What motivates your commitment to journalistic excellence?
  5. What are your aspirations for your life ahead in journalism?
  6. Why have you chosen this time for a transformative experience away from work?
  • Proposal for study at Harvard
  1. The study proposal is an essay of 500 words or less that describes how you plan to spend a year at Harvard.
  2. What will you study during the fellowship year?
  3. What is the driving question or interest that will shape your year?
  4. It is not necessary to specify course titles, but identify the resources at Harvard and in the Cambridge area that will serve your goals in journalism.
  5. Candidates applying for a Nieman-Berkman Fellowship for Journalism Innovation should explain how their proposed projects or course of research could have an impact on the broader world of journalism.
  • Project proposal for visiting fellowship candidates
  1. The project proposal is an essay of 500 words or less that describes the project you plan to pursue as a visiting fellow at Harvard.
  2. How will your work benefit journalism?
  3. In what ways will you use your fellowship time to advance the project?
  4. Are there any specific Harvard or local resources that will be especially important and useful?
  5. As you prepare your proposal, it may be helpful for you to read about the many diverse projects undertaken by their recent visiting fellows.
  6. Summaries: Send two summaries: a professional profile and a study plan.
  7. Work Samples
  8. Letters of recommendation: Three confidential letters of recommendation are required.

Submitting Details:

Work Samples and Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to the Nieman Foundation at the address and postmarked to-Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Fellowship Application, One Francis Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138-2009, U.S.A

(Work samples should be submitted to the online application via file uploads or URL.)

Award Description:

  • Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs. The Nieman Foundation also provides housing, childcare, and health insurance allowances based on the number and ages of family members. Nieman additionally covers the cost of attending Harvard classes for fellows and their affiliates.
  • International Nieman Fellows are encouraged to work with Nieman staff to find financial support from sources outside the Nieman Foundation.
  • In addition to a monthly stipend, fellows receive modest housing, childcare, and health insurance allowances, depending on the size of their families.

Detailed Information Link:

http://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-berkman-fellowship-in-journalism-innovation-2/

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the application process may be sent to Nieman fellowship administrator Nicole Arias at nicole_arias-at-harvard.edu or call 617-495-2238.