Via National Association of Black Journalists:
“The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is accepting applications for the Ethel Payne Fellowship after a 10-year hiatus. The U$5,000 travel award provides an opportunity for an NABJ member to gain foreign correspondence experience in Africa. Proposals should tell the untold and dynamic stories of Africa and African people, beyond the common storylines of HIV/AIDS, famine and war.
The travel award provides an opportunity for an NABJ member to gain foreign correspondence experience in Africa and the necessary assistance to complete a project or singular report on Africa. The fellowship is named for the first female, African-American commentator employed by a U.S. network when CBS hired her in 1972. Known as the “First Lady of the Black Press,” Payne, a Chicago native, was a lecturer and columnist whose eloquent advocacy while reporting on the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s gained her national fame.”
DEADLINE: August 2.