Upcoming Member Opportunities

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East-West Center Jefferson Fellowships

Type: Fellowship

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii and various Asia Pacific locations 

Deadline for Application: January 27, 2015

The Jefferson Fellowships offer print and broadcast journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands the unique opportunity to gain on-the-ground perspectives and build international networks to enhance their reporting through an intensive one-week education and dialogue seminar at the East-West Center in Honolulu followed by two weeks of study tour travel in the Asia Pacific-U.S. region.

2015 Fellowship Theme: The South China Sea: Trade, Resources and Conflict

Fellowship Destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Beijing and Hainan Island, China; Manila and Masinloc, Philippines; and Singapore

Fellowship Dates: May 2 – 23, 2015

For more information about this opportunity, in regards to whom may apply and funding inquiries visit the eastwestcenter.org/seminars-and-fellowships page. To submit general question contact: seminars@eastwestcenter.org.


Financial Journalism Competition

Type: Award

Location: India 

Deadline for Application: January 31, 2015 

Journalists who work in newspapers and magazines in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai are eligible.

The Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, organized by Shriram Capital Limited, is seeking entries. The awards honor journalism that fosters better understanding of the economy, business dynamics and financial understanding.

Two categories include articles on business, finance, capital markets, economy published by Indian media and articles in international media centered on Indian business or economy.

To nominate yourself or someone you would like to be recognized please visit, www.shriramcapitol.com.


Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards

Type: Award

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline: February 2, 2015

The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Winning entries provide insights into the causes, conditions, and remedies of human rights violations and injustice, and critical analyses of relevant policies, programs, individual actions, and private endeavors that foster positive change. The RFK Journalism Awards are among the few in which winners are determined by their peers. Past winners include The Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20, and HBO.

Award prizes of a bust of Ribert F. Kennedy and $1000 are given in each professional categor. These winners and the grand prize winner will be announced at the 2015 ceremony. The grand prize winner will receive an additional cash prize.

The application is now available. For more information, please contact Jae Regala at 301-675-8171 or by email at RFKAwards@RFKCenter.org.


2015 Aronson Awards  

Type: Award

Location: Various

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Nominations are now being accepted for the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice. The awards recognize original work published in English in newspapers, magazines, and online U.S. based publications. The submitted works must either 1) highlight social issues fostering systemic change or 2) bring awareness to social justice. Political Cartoonist are welcomed and encouraged to apply for the Grambs Aronson Award for Cartooning with a Conscience.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015. For more information visit the Aronson Awards website. For further questions you may contact David Alm at dalm@hunter.cuny.edu.


Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: University of East Anglia Norwich, Norfolk England

Deadline: Feburary 16, 2015

Authors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Burma/Myannar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can apply. The fellowship is supporting the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fiction or nonficition prose based in South and Central Asian. During the residential period, the fellow will be required to submit written work to a nominated mentor and take part in Creative Writing Research Seminars. The fellowship program will last for six months, starting Oct. 1, 2015.

Accommodation on campus will be covered by the fellowship.

The application is now available. For further questions please contact: charlespickfellowship@uea.ac.uk


2015 Immigration Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S. or Europe

Deadline: February 20, 2015

The French-American Foundation is looking for journalists with exceptional ideas for reporting projects on the subject of immigration. Selected fellows will receive an award of up to $7,000 for a project conducted during a four to six-month period.

The Foundation particularly seeks both creativity in content and format. All types of stories will be considered (local, global, cultural, economic, etc.)

Journalists or a team of journalists with a minimum of three years of professional experience are encouraged to apply. The application closes Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:00pm EST.

For more information visit the French-American Foundation website or contact Thibault Chareton at tchareton@frenchamerican.org.


The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Type: Leadership Program 

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

Deadline: February 20, 2015

The Online News Association (ONA) and The Poynter Institute has created an intensive, tuition-free program that addresses digital leadership training to advance women in their careers in journalism and technology.

The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media will take place April 12-17, 2015, at the Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will include guidance on the business of journalism, individual leadership style, navigating newsroom culture, entrepreneurship and one-on-one coaching. The curriculum will be led by prominent women faculty in the start up, tech, media and academic fields.

For more information visit the Poynter Training website. It is encouraged that applicants gather the required materials before sitting down to complete the application.


Knight International Journalism Awards

Type: Award

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline for Application: February 20, 2015

The International Center for Journalists and the Knight International Journalism Award annually honors outstanding reports, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. The award recipients reflect ICFJ’s mission to foster a global culture of news innovation.

Winners will be announced at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on November 10, 2015. The nomination form is due by Friday, February 20, 2015.

For more information, please contact Kyle Thompson at kthompson@icfj.org or 202.349.7610.


Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S. and Germany 

Deadline: March 1, 2015 

The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship presents media professionals in the U.S. with the opportunity to report as “foreign correspondents” in Germany. Selected participants will spend August and September 2015 living, working and reporting for their U.S. hometown news publications abroad.

This is a competitive program for 21 – 40 year old professional journalists. Applicants must be employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcasting station, news agency or work as a freelance journalist. Demonstrated journalistic talent and interest in North-American-European affairs is required. Germany language proficiency is not required. Each fellowship recipient receives a $4,000 living stipend and a $1,200 travel voucher for the 9 week program.

For more information visit the Arthur F. Burns  Fellowship page. The deadline to submit the U.S. application is March 1, 2015.


2015 Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2015 

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship program awards U.S.-based minority journalists in supporting their covering of under-reported international stories. The program aims to 1) increase the diversity of voices in global news and 2) advance the careers of minority journalists who may face inequalities in the opportunity to pursue overseas reporting.

A brief project proposal statement is required at the time of application. Please visit the project proposal guideline page for more information.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is March 31, 2015.


Jack Wadsworth Fellows Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: Rolling

The Wadsworth Fellow will plan a series of cross-Center business initiatives, including programs, conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions, designed to stimulate discussion across a range of topics and geographic locations.

The committee is looking for accomplished, senior-level individuals with extensive expertise in and knowledge of the business and trade relationship between the U.S. and Asia. Applicants for Wadsworth Fellows should meet the following criteria:

A journalist, academic, or business leader with deep expertise in the Asia-Pacific region and business and trade issues between the U.S. and Asia. A period of residence in Asia would be an important consideration.

Visit asiasociety.org for application information.