Deadline: 16 October 2015
Open to: journalists from the U.S. and EU member states with an interest to report on “Migration and Integration” or “Digital Societies”
Fellowship: will cover travel and accommodation costs and provide an honorarium of $1,000
The Transatlantic Media Fellowships give American and European journalists the opportunity to conduct research in the European Union (for American journalists) and in the United States (for European journalists). The fellowships are an integral component of the Transatlantic Dialogue Program on Democracy and Social Policy, promoting a vibrant discourse between U.S. and European societies on the shared challenges to our democracies and on the shared values of the transatlantic partnership. The fellowship is open to journalists in any medium eager to report on one of two issues areas: “Migration and Integration” and “Digital Societies”. Each fellowship recipient is expected to publish a series of at least three stories, in any medium, by January 2016.
Eligible journalists should:
- Be from the United States, based in the U.S., and seek to contribute to transatlantic policy debates by reporting about European practices and experiences in one of the two issue areas;
- Be from an EU member state, based in the EU, and seek to contribute to transatlantic policy debates by reporting about U.S. practices and experiences in one of the two issue areas.
The Foundation seeks journalists working in any medium who offer new perspectives on transatlantic policy debates, who come from diverse communities, and who may not otherwise have the opportunity to conduct transatlantic research.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation will cover travel and accommodation costs within reason for five days of research in the EU or the U.S., subject to final approval of individual travel plans. They also provide an honorarium of $1,000. Each fellowship recipient may decide his or her own dates of travel during November 2015. If requested, the Foundation can provide some assistance with setting up meetings in the U.S. and Europe.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 16 October 2015. To apply for the fellowship, please submit your resume, 3 samples of previous work, and a 1-2 page proposal outlining specific research interests,story ideas, and a proposed plan of travel. Applications should be submitted by email to Hannah Winnick, Program Director, Transatlantic Dialogue on Democracy and Social Policy, at email@example.com.