Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including deadline for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. 

June 2014 Deadlines

Women’s Initiative Grant Program
Various locations
The grant provides $25,000 for a serious documentary photographic project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world to be produced over a one-year period.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

July 2014 Deadlines

Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists
The fellowship is aimed at journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience who hope to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences and keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs.
Deadline: July 31, 2014

August 2014 Deadlines

Santa Fe Institute’s Journalism Fellowship In Complex Systems
Santa Fe, NM
The fellowship is for veteran journalists interested in exploring complex systems science more deeply and understanding the issues underlying current scientific debates in many scientific fields.
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2014

In Progress Or Future Fellowships

Associated Press Global News Internship Program
Various locations
This paid internship program is for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists and will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.

Atlantic Media Fellowship
Washington DC and New York City
The year-long Atlantic Media fellowships are for recent college graduates who want to work in a digital-first newsroom.
Deadline: Fall 2014

Bay Area Video Coalition Mediamaker Fellowship
San Francisco, CA
The fellowship selects fellows for a 10-month program that supports project development with professional mentorship in multiplatform and transmedia storytelling through emerging technologies and strategic marketing.
Deadline: January 2015

Code4Kenya will embed four fellows in media and civil society organizations, backed by a development team, to help the host understand the value of open data ecosystems.

Data & Society Fellow
New York City
The fellowship brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists and public intellectuals who are interested in engaging one another on the key issues introduced by the increasing availability of data in society.
Deadline: January 2015

Donald W. Reynolds Fellowships
Columbia, MO or remote
The fellowship offers an annual program for individuals to develop innovative ideas within journalism and to help build the public’s knowledge in these areas.
Deadline: February 2015

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
New York City
The fellowship offers one fellow a nine-month period of writing, reporting and providing analysis on newsworthy international events at the Council on Foreign Relations headquarters.
Deadline: March 2015

Fellowship in Professional Journalism for Morning News Journalists
Dallas, TX
The fellow will contribute to the student-generated news website at the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication as well as teach a course in her own expertise.

Fulbright – National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
Various locations
Fellows participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic.
Deadline: Oct. 14, 2014

Google Journalism Fellowships
Various locations
The fellowship is for undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways at various organizations.

International Reporting Fellowship for Minority Journalists
Various locations
This short-term program allows journalists of color the chance to travel overseas to report on and publish stories about underreported issues of interest to their communities.
Deadline: February 2015

Investigative Reporting Fellowship at UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
The fellows conduct research, manage data; write, edit, fact-check and produce projects in investigative, public interest journalism over a one year period.

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship
Cambridge, MA
The fellowship brings journalists, policymakers and scholars together to the Harvard Kennedy School to advance research in media, politics and public policy.
Deadline: February 2015

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
Stanford, CA
The Knight Journalism Fellowship is a 10-month-long residency at Stanford University aimed at implementing and improving on innovative ideas in collaboration with a group of journalists from around the world.

Knight-Mozilla Fellowship
Various locations
Fellows spend 10 months embedded with partner newsrooms, such as the New York Times and ProPublica. Fellows are developers, technologists, civic hackers and data crunchers who work with the community inside and outside of their newsroom to develop open-source projects.

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship
Cambridge, MA
The nine-month Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT aims to increase mid-career journalists’ understanding of science, technology, medicine and environment by working with scientists and policy makers.

Knight-Wallace Fellowship
Ann Arbor, MI
The Knight-Wallace Fellowship brings journalists to the University of Michigan to bridge academia together with journalism.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015

Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship
San Diego, CA
The Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship at Point Lomo Nazarene University is an initiative to develop modern education in the sciences, philosophy, society and the arts.

Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship
Phoenix, AZ
The week-long multimedia fellowship program sponsored by the Meredith Corporation and its Phoenix television station, KPHO CBS 5, offers  broadcast journalism students from underrepresented groups a week of hands-on experience.
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014

Metpro Tribune
Los Angeles or Chicago
Metpro helps beginning journalists launch careers and boost diversity in Tribune newsrooms.
Deadline: January 2015

MJ Bear Fellowship
Through the Online News Association, the MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate early-career digital journalists who have demonstrated that they deserve support for their efforts.

Munk School of Global Affairs Global Journalism Fellowship
Toronto, Canada
This fellowship awards 20 fellows the chance to work at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs for media around the world in various platforms from broadcast to online.
Deadline: February 2015

Nieman Fellowships
Cambridge, MA
Nieman Fellowships are for experienced print, broadcast and online journalists to advance ideas that innovate in journalism.
Deadline: January 2015

Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
Cambridge, MA
The fellowship brings at least one individual to Harvard University for an academic year to work on a specific project relating to journalism innovation.
Deadline: January 2015

Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme
Oxford, UK
This fellowship allows 25 mid-career journalists from around the world to conduct academic research in Oxford for various months in the academic year.
Deadline: January 2015

Scripps Howard Foundation Multimedia Fellowship
Washington DC
This year-long fellowship allows post-graduates to create multimedia projects for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire’s website as well as mentor undergraduate students.

Social Justice Reporting for a Global America Fellowship
Various locations
The fellowship is available for United States-based journalists, who will seek to raise awareness of social justice issues through a short-term reporting trip overseas.

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Atlanta, GA
The one-year fellowship is offered to six journalists and is designed to enhance public understanding of mental health issues and combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness.
Deadline: April 2015

World Press Institute Fellowship
Various locations
The fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from around the world and provides immersion into governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States.

Angela Washeck is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas. She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a journalism minor. Angela also writes for MediaBistro’s 10,000 Words blog and, and she once interned with TV newsmagazine “Dan Rather Reports.” Her work has been republished on Editor and Publisher, the American Press Institute and more. When Angela is not busy with PBS MediaShift work, you can find her watching “How I Met Your Mother” reruns, watching Aggie football and attending indie/folk concerts in Dallas. Follow her @angelawasheck.