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The Transatlantic Media Fellowships, EU and USA


Deadline:

October 16, 2015

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Call for Applications: The Transatlantic Media Fellowships

Applications for the Transatlantic Media Fellowship On Migration & Integration and Digital Societies are accepted on a rolling basis until October 16, 2015.

The Transatlantic Media Fellowships give American and European journalists the opportunity to conduct research in the European Union (for American journalists) and in the United States (for European journalists). The fellowships are an integral component of the Transatlantic Dialogue Program on Democracy and Social Policy, promoting a vibrant discourse between U.S. and European societies on the shared challenges to our democracies and on the shared values of the transatlantic partnership. The fellowship is open to journalists in any medium eager to report on one of two issues areas: “Migration and Integration” and “Digital Societies” (see description below).

We seek journalists working in any medium who offer new perspectives on transatlantic policy debates, who come from diverse communities, and who may not otherwise have the opportunity to conduct transatlantic research.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation will cover travel and accommodation costs within reason for five days of research in the E.U. or the U.S., subject to final approval of individual travel plans. We also provide an honorarium of $1,000. Each fellowship recipient may decide his or her own dates of travel during November 2015. If requested, we can provide some assistance with setting up meetings in the U.S. and Europe.

Who can apply

Eligible journalists should:

  • be from the United States, based in the U.S., and seek to contribute to transatlantic policy debates by reporting about European practices and experiences in one of the two issue areas.
  • be from an E.U. member state, based in the E.U., and seek to contribute to transatlantic policy debates by reporting about U.S. practices and experiences in one of the two issue areas.

The Foundation will give special consideration to journalists from regional or local media outlets who demonstrate that transatlantic reporting is a new and important perspective for their audience and that their story ideas would be informative for regional or local policy debates. We also strongly encourage journalists from diverse backgrounds who can offer lesser-heard perspectives.

Fellows must be able to guarantee the publication of their pieces. Fellowship recipients (and/or their employers) will retain full editorial control over their reporting. The Heinrich Böll Foundation will also feature the final pieces on our website following their publication.

How to apply

To apply for a fellowship, please submit your resume, 3 samples of previous work, and a 1-2 page proposal outlining specific research interests, story ideas, and a proposed plan of travel. Applications should be submitted by email to Hannah Winnick, Program Director, Transatlantic Dialogue on Democracy and Social Policy, at hannah.winnick@us.boell.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 16, 2015.


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