7 worldwide fellowships to apply to in 2020

by IJNet
Dec 20, 2019 in IJNet News

A new year means new opportunities to give your reporting a much-needed boost. These are competitive, worldwide opportunities with time-consuming applications. Make note of these deadlines, and give yourself time to complete them.

From fully funded research to a master’s degree at a prestigious university, there’s something in these seven opportunities for everyone.

Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Fellowship 

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2020

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) offers residential, nonresidential and institutional fellowships with financial support. If you have an innovative idea to improve the practice of journalism, this opportunity is for you. Learn more

World Press Institute Fellowship for international journalists

Deadline: Feb. 14, 2020

Journalists outside the U.S. who are trying to improve their understanding of American journalism can apply to this fellowship. Fellows spend about two months traveling the U.S., including stops in Minnesota, New York and Washington. Learn more.

Public service journalism fellowship from Marquette University 

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2020

Marquette University, in partnership with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is accepting candidates for the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. Fellows spend nine months in Milwaukee, Wisconsin working on stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives. Learn more

Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship at Harvard University  

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2020

Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government is hosting the Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship, which allows journalists to share, expand and research public policy and political affairs. Fellows spend one semester in residence at Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, supported by a stipend. Learn more

New York University (NYU) journalism fellowship

Deadline: Jan. 4, 2020

International journalists interested in studying at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University (NYU) can apply for two semesters of funding, and a stipend, to pursue their master’s degree. Learn more.   

Reuters Institute offers journalism fellowships at Oxford 

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2020

Mid-career journalists can apply for a three or six month fellowship at Oxford University in the U.K. from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Fellows have time to research a subject of their choice, while enjoying access to Oxford’s resources. Learn more.

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University 

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

Business and economics journalists around the world can apply for this fellowship, which aims to enhance journalists’ understanding of business, economics and finance. Fellows spend an academic year at Columbia University in New York, where they attend graduate-level classes, meetings, briefings and more. Learn more

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