fellowships

CREATIVE WRITERS AND VISUAL ARTISTS WITH BOOK PROJECTS (fellowship, September 27) by Bear Guerra

Via New York Public Library:

“The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.”

DEADLINE: September 27

https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/center-for-scholars-and-writers

MID CAREER AUSTRALIAN AUDIO STORYTELLERS (fellowship, July 30) by Bear Guerra

Via Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship:

“The Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship is an annual $20,000 cash fellowship, awarded to an Australian resident who seeks to create an innovative audio storytelling project. This fellowship will provide a a career-defining opportunity for a mid-tier practitioner to accelerate their career.

The fellowship has been established in honour our friend and colleague Jesse Cox. It will continue Jesse’s determination to strengthen and build the Australian audio community, to push audio storytelling in form and produce work that can be shared with a public audience, and amplify underrepresented voices.”

DEADLINE: July 30.

https://www.jcaf.org.au/

EMERGING OR ESTABLISHED BOOK WRITERS (fellowship, November 1) by Bear Guerra

Via Black Mountain Institute:

“Poets, novelists, culture critics, writers of all genres: This fellowship is for you. Work on a project for a semester in Las Vegas, receive $20,000, free housing, and benefits.

For emerging and distinguished writers who have at least one book published by a trade or literary press, this fellowship includes: 

  • a semester-long letter of appointment

  • a stipend of $20,000 paid over a four-month period

  • eligibility for health coverage

  • office space in the BMI offices on the campus of UNLV

  • free housing (fellows cover some utilities) in a unique and vibrant arts complex in the bustling district of downtown Las Vegas—home to The Writer’s Block, our city’s beloved independent bookstore. 

  • Recognition in BMI’s literature, and on The Believer’s masthead, as a “Shearing Fellow.”

While there are no formal teaching requirements, this is a “working fellowship.” BMI's visiting fellows will maintain a regular in-office presence, around 10 hours a week, along with 10 hours of service to the community. In addition to the primary goal of furthering one’s own writing during their term in Las Vegas, visiting fellows are expected to engage in a substantial way with BMI’s community, in a way custom-scoped based on their skills and personal interest. Upon acceptance into the program, each fellow will craft a work plan in partnership with BMI’s program manager that is meaningful to all involved parties.”

DEADLINE: November 1.

https://fellows.blackmountaininstitute.org/apply

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FACTCHECKERS IN THE U.S. (fellowship, July 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Poynter:

“Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network is offering two $2,500 fact-checking fellowships to allow fact-checkers to embed in a news organization in another country to learn fact-checking best practices.

The fellowships are aimed at fact-checkers seeking to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country in order to be exposed to best practices they can adopt.

These are entirely self-organized fellowships: Applicants must specify the organization they want to visit, pitch a detailed plan including the duration and what they seek to learn from the experience. They ought to spend at least one week with the partner organization.

In order to qualify, applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources, and a commitment to nonpartisanship. Freelancers with significant experience of fact-checking work (evidence of published work will be required) can also apply.

There is significant flexibility in the acceptable proposals. For example, the funding available through the fellowship can cover several people’s flights, or one month’s accommodation for one person. The key aspect is the transfer of organizational knowledge from one fact-checking group to another.

Though the preference is to award two fellowships worth $2,500 each, exceptional projects for which a higher budget is indispensable can apply for $5,000 and be considered.”

DEADLINE: July 15.

https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2016/poynter-launches-international-fact-checking-fellowships/

MEDIA ACADEMICS, ANALYSTS AND JOURNALISTS (fellowship, September 27) by Bear Guerra

Via Nieman Foundation:

#Fellowship opportunity! Publishers, programmers, journalists and more can now apply for the 2020 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship from @niemanfdn. Fellows receive access to resources at @Harvard.

Fellows receive a stipend of US$1,350 per week if not supported by an employer during the fellowship, as well as free housing for the length of their stay at Harvard.”

DEADLINE: September 27.

https://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-visiting-fellowships/

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WOMEN JOURNALISTS (fellowship, July 14) by Bear Guerra

Via IWMF:

“As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, six journalists will travel to Medellin, Colombia from September 26 to October, 11 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on September 26, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training (HEFAT) from September 27 to 30. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting in Medellin, Colombia and the surrounding area. The focus of this reporting trip is to generate media coverage of under-reported issues in Colombia and promote new narratives in the international media. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of trips outside of the base location in Colombia will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols. Any travel must be within a three-hour radius of the base location. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.”

DEADLINE: July 14.

https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/141517/adelante-reporting-initiative-fellowship-medellin-colombia-september-to-octo

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ASPIRING ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS (fellowship, July 22) by Bear Guerra

Via Grist:

“The Grist Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and innovators of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional homemade croissant. Fellows have gone on to land jobs at Mother Jones, The New York Times, Wirecutter, Pacific Standard, Oceana, Greentech Media, The Stranger, and (of course) Grist.

The fellowship pays $2,750 per month. Fellows must make a six-month commitment.”

DEADLINE: July 22.

https://grist.org/fellowships/

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JOURNALISTS, STORYTELLERS, NEW MEDIA ARTISTS (fellowship, September 12) by Bear Guerra

Via Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program:

“The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions and creative arts, including journalism.

The institute provides stipends of up to US$77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2020 through May 2021.

Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise.

Visual, film, video, sound and new media artists may apply for either one or two semesters.

Journalism applicants must have worked professionally in the field for at least five years.”

DEADLINE: September 12.

https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/become-fellow

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EMERGING WRITERS (fellowship, July 31) by Bear Guerra

Via Fear No Lit:

“Back for a second year, the Submerging Writer Fellowship (SWF) from Fear No Lit will offer one writer chapbook publication, prize money, and more. Dedicated to the writers who feel left behind, down on their luck, and far from emerging, the SWF is here to pull one submerging writer out of the water.

What is a Submerging Writer? For writers who have the chops but lack the luck; who drown, who try, who try again; who try again so many times there might not be any tries left; who see writing as both a buoy and shark-bite—a boogie-board and an iceberg; who would love to meet & learn from the writers they admire but just can’t fucking afford it; who are sinking in the giant sea of the writing industry.”

DEADLINE: July 31.

http://www.fearnolit.com/fellowship/

NATIVE ARTISTS (fellowship, August 30) by Bear Guerra

Via First Peoples Fund:

“Through our Artists in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital Fellowships, First Peoples Fund partners with Native artists and culture bearers to strengthen their business skills and to ensure that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed from one generation to the next. 

Twenty to twenty-five artists are selected annually for First Peoples Fund's one-year fellowship programs. Fellows receive $5,000 project grants, technical support and professional training to start or grow a thriving arts business and to further their important work in their communities. 

Applicants Must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.”

DEADLINE: August 30.

https://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/fellowships


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ASPIRING EDITORS (fellowship, June 14) by Bear Guerra

Via Lit Hub:

“We are seeking a highly organized and motivated editorial fellow. The fellow will be an integral part of a small team, working closely with editors on day-to-day operations. As the fellow must be able to work with us in the office, we will not be considering remote applicants; applicants who are not currently in New York but willing to relocate should explicitly indicate that in their cover letters.

Responsibilities include:
– Assistance maintaining the website
– Preparing pieces for publication: copy-editing, formatting on WordPress, headlining, and creating feature images
– Help maintaining database of forthcoming titles, as well as selecting fiction and nonfiction excerpts to feature
– General office duties

Skills:
– The ability to multitask, a great deal of initiative
– Proficient in Microsoft Office, experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Adobe Suite a plus
– A basic understanding of HTML
– Strong critical reading and writing skills
– Familiarity with contemporary literature and literary publications
– Previous publishing and/or editorial experience is preferred

This is a paid, full-time position with opportunities for advancement. The fellowship is six months (July through December).”

DEADLINE: June 14.

https://lithub.com/apply-to-be-our-editorial-fellow/

WRITERS AND RESEARCHERS FOCUSED ON AGING (fellowship, June 26) by Bear Guerra

Via Encore:

“The Encore Public Voices Fellowship is a prestigious year-long initiative to accelerate the ideas and impact of 20 new and necessary thought leaders working at the intersection of aging/longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice.

Many parts of the world are rapidly aging. In the United States, we have added more than 30 years to life expectancy in the past century, but not across the board. Whites live longer than people of color. Women live longer than men. And the richest Americans live 10-15 years longer than the poorest. In 2019, for the first time ever, there are more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 18. The ripple effects of these shifts will affect every aspect of society.

We need better and faster ideas from a more diverse set of people of all ages, including those who are most impacted by the uneven implications of these realities, and thus most likely to see new solutions and envision a more just future. The Encore Public Voices Fellowship is a collaboration among The OpEd ProjectEncore.org, and Ann MacDougall and is part of The OpEd Project’s national Public Voices initiative to change who writes history.

Participants will receive extraordinary support, skills and mentoring to ensure their ideas shape the greater public conversation. All participants will publish at least two written pieces (hopefully many more) during their fellowship. Read this summary oped to learn how the first 20 fellows are changing the national conversation.”

DEADLINE: June 26.

https://encore.org/2019-20-epvf-announcement/

ASPIRING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via ProPublica:

@ProPublica is looking for two story production fellows to work with us on our Local Reporting Network. Be part of one of the most unique story production teams in the business, working on incredible (local!) journalism.

This is not a typical production job! You will work as part of our story production team to optimize readers’ experience of our journalism across all platforms using outstanding multimedia, and to foster communication and collaboration across our newsroom and with our partners. You will be at the epicenter of one of the most exciting journalism projects in the country.”

DEADLINE: June 10.

https://www.propublica.org/fellowships/story-production-fellows-local-reporting-network-may-2019

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AUDIO PRODUCERS IN AUSTRALIA (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship:

“The Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship is an annual $20,000 cash fellowship, awarded to an Australian resident who seeks to create an innovative audio storytelling project. This fellowship will provide a a career-defining opportunity for a mid-tier practitioner to accelerate their career.

The fellowship has been established in honour our friend and colleague Jesse Cox. It will continue Jesse’s determination to strengthen and build the Australian audio community, to push audio storytelling in form and produce work that can be shared with a public audience, and amplify underrepresented voices.”

DEADLINE: July 30.

https://www.jcaf.org.au/

JOURNALISTS COVERING GLOBAL HEALTH (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via IWMF:

“As part of the IWMF’s partnership with Malaria No More, four journalists will travel to Rwanda fromSeptember 16-27, 2019 (11 days total: 9 days in country and 1 travel day each way) for a reporting fellowship on Rwanda’s efforts to end malaria, the impact U.S. investments in supporting those efforts are having on Rwandan women and girls, and the role that women are playing in leading the fight against malaria. 

Fellows will participate in high-level briefings from experts at the outset of the trip to inform their reporting, and will have the opportunity to gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to the reporting trip theme, to network with other journalists, and to report collaboratively with their peers. 

Travel for reporting will be within a three-hour radius of Kigali. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.”

DEADLINE: June 23.

https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/141489/2019-rwanda-iwmf-malaria-no-more-reporting-trip-2019

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ASPIRING FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

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Via NPR:

“Are you the next @NPR @thejohnaproject #AbovetheFray fellow? -- We provide $$$ for #internationalreporting -- You spend three months abroad -- 3-5 years of experience required.

The Above the Fray Fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories internationally. The ideal candidate will be selected based on a proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The Fellow will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR.”

DEADLINE: July 1.

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/183721942/above-the-fray-fellowship-details-and-application?sc=tw&cc=share

ASPIRING REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERESTED IN CIVIC ISSUES (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via City Bureau:

“The City Bureau Civic Reporting Program is a paid, 11-week opportunity for emerging journalists (Reporting Fellows & Photojournalism Fellows) and mid-career reporters (Team Leaders). Fellows will work in teams with Team Leaders to produce a journalism project on a single, big-picture sociopolitical issue facing communities on Chicago’s South and West Sides. The issue will be predetermined by City Bureau editorial staff, but fellows are able to research and pitch their own projects within that big-picture topic. All participants will also spend several hours a week mentoring high school students at our community media partner.

Projects may include written stories, audio, video, illustration, photography, data visualization, text-messaging services, in-person activities, zines, events and much more. All participants are encouraged to think creatively about how to improve the news & information ecosystem around their big-picture issue.

This is a unique opportunity to develop skills in a collaborative, hands-on learning environment while forging connections in Chicago’s journalism world. City Bureau places an emphasis on racial equity and community engagement, and participants can expect to have critical conversations about the media industry through those lenses. Participants set their own personal goals for what skills and experiences they want to gain by the end of the 11 weeks. Most participants leave the program with a better understanding of the industry, improved skills and published clips (text or other types of stories) — in addition to becoming part of our City Bureau alumni network and our wider community.”

DEADLINE: May 26.

https://www.citybureau.org/fellowship-application

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ASPIRING BOOK PUBLISHERS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via Milkweed:

“This paid, one- to two-year immersion program is designed to offer the tools, experience, and exposure necessary to pursue a career in book publishing. Intended to provide an alternative route to success in an industry where the prerequisite to an entry level position is typically an unpaid internship, this learning-oriented position seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing—Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities—so they may advance, discover, and champion transformative literature for years to come.

This position is based on-site in our Minneapolis offices and is full time (non-exempt, 40 hours per week, for 12 to 24 months), beginning in September 2019. Compensation includes a salary of $30,000 per year, generous paid time off, and health and dental benefits.”

DEADLINE: June 6.

https://milkweed.org/milkweed-fellowship

JOURNALISTS COVERING CLIMATE ISSUES (workshop) by Bear Guerra

Via Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism:

“The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, to be held July 6 – July 12, 2019. This program will be held primarily in New York’s six-million-acre park, the Adirondacks.

This July, 12 journalists will gather in upstate New York for six days of study and discussion. We will look at city resilience in the state’s capital region before heading into the mountains. The Fellowship will be an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism.

We will be housed for the majority of the program in Newcomb, along the shores of Rich Lake. Lodging is rustic, with group meals and evening campfires. Canoes are available in the evening, and hiking trails are nearby.

Understanding how systems respond to disturbance is becoming more critical every day. How do cities, states, and countries recover after a hurricane devastates communities? How can a region reduce the effects of climate change? Is it possible to manage natural resources such as fisheries in a way that allows for long-term health of the ecosystem?”

DEADLINE: June 1.

https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/professional-ed/fellowships/resilience-fellowship-program/