Are you a reporter who simply wants to dig deeper and take the road less travelled? Who insists on exploring countries in ways they haven’t been seen before? Who is determined to discover new insights about people and the issues that affect them?
We support journalists committed to in-depth research and cross-border investigation.
Our award program “Reporters in the Field” promotes high-quality research projects by journalists from German-speaking or non-German-speaking countries in Europe. We offer bi-annual grants of up to 5.000 € to journalists or reporters teams, for cross-border travel to pursue detailed research for an original news or feature story of their choice.
The program is hosted by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the Berlin School of Journalism. It includes two separate workshops in Berlin at which the program fellows will meet with distinguished journalists to discuss their projects and current issues in the field of foreign reporting.
Non-German-speaking: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Hungary , Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Our program is based on cross-border investigation:
Journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are invited to apply with research proposals based in the non-German speaking program countries. Please see the list of countries included in the scheme
Journalists from the non-German-speaking program countriesare invited to propose research for stories based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Please consult the FAQ for the detailed application requirements.