Poynter Launches International Fact-Checking Fellowships

Deadline: 15 July 2016
Open to: fact-checkers who want to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country
Fellowship: two fellowships each worth USD 2,500


With support from the Shuttleworth Foundation, the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter is offering two 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.

The exchange must take place by 31 January 2017.


Applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources, and a commitment to non-partisanship.


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

How to apply?

The application package must include:

  • A letter of no more than two pages detailing the specific objective(s) of the fellowship and the rationale behind the choice of objectives and organization. It should also include a rough draft of the program for the duration of the fellowship, listing possible activities and meetings (applicants reaching the interview phase will be asked to provide a more detailed plan);
  • A breakdown of the costs of the fellowship indicating estimates for each expenditure as well as any additional costs not covered by this grant that the visiting or host fact-checker may incur through this fellowship;
  • A letter of no more than one page from the host organization indicating their willingness (ideally, eagerness) to welcome the fellow;
  • A brief overview of the visiting organization’s budget.

Applications should be emailed in a single file to factchecknet@poynter.org by 15 July 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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