Investigative Reporting Fellowships for Journalists

Deadline: 2 May 2016
Open to: international journalists between ages of 22-38
Fellowship: USD 5,000


Moment launched the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative in 2010 in honor of the 38-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter slain by terrorists in 2002 to encourage young journalists to write in-depth stories about a modern manifestation of anti-Semitism or another deeply ingrained prejudice. With the help of our prestigious panel of journalists, Moment selects and mentors the writer, providing her or him with journalistic as well as financial support.

The edited stories will be published in Moment, perhaps in conjunction with another media outlet. Fellows will be mentored by a group of prestigious journalists, including: Wolf Blitzer, Linda Feldmann, Martin Fletcher, Glenn Frankel, Bill Kovach, David Lauter, Charles Lewis, Clarence Page, Robert Siegel, Paul Steiger, Lynn Sweet and David Wessel. The DPIJI project director is Mary Hadar.


International journalist between the ages of 22 and 38 are welcome to apply.


The fellowship offers USD 5,000 to cover the costs of the project— USD 2,500 up front, and USD 2,500 upon completion of the story. The initiative will offer mentoring from experienced journalists.

How to apply?

Applicants should send their applications to The email should include:

  • Name, date of birth and contact information;
  • A resume or CV;
  • Three stories published in print or in a digital publication, including at least one long-form story;
  • A story proposal, including an outline of how the story will be researched and written;
  • Two recommendations, one from an editor about your work as a journalist, and one from a journalist or scholar about the content of your proposal.

For more information please visit the official webpage.

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