State Department offers travel fellowship [US]

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Multimedia Journalism

U.S. citizens with undergraduate degrees can apply for this travel fellowship.

The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, a joint venture of the U.S. State Department and the National Geographic Society, allows participants to spend an academic year traveling abroad and documenting stories.

Fellows will undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue and compare how that issue is experienced across borders. They will share their experiences using a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations and/or social media. Their stories will be published on a dedicated blog hosted by National Geographic.

This year's theme is oceans and water, with a focus on plastics, community coastal and fishery management, and biodiversity. 

Fellows will be able to travel to any three countries where there are active Fulbright Programs.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 8.