Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines 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.
FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES
Atlantic Media Fellowship
Washington DC and New York City
Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Media Fellowship Program. The Program is a structured, year-long paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to editorial-side or business-side careers in media. The application for the July 2015 Fellowship Class is now open
Deadline: February 27, 2015
Knight Science Journalism Fellowship
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.
Deadline: February 28, 2015
MARCH 2015 DEADLINES
Arthur F. Burns Fellowship
U.S., Canada and Germany
Each year, outstanding media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries as part of The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program. The program offers young journalists, age 40 and under, the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as “foreign correspondents” for their hometown news organizations.
Deadline: March 1, 2015, for U.S. and Canadian applications
Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists
The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.
Deadline: March 31, 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 1, 2015
Grist Fellowship Program
The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity for early-career journalists to hone their skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. The fellowship offers exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional scrumptious snacks.
Deadline: March 30, 2015
Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists
With funding from the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, the International Women’s Media Foundation has an open call for grant proposals from women journalists around the world. The Fund will support a variety of projects, including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.
Deadline: March 2-23, 2015
Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences
Three U.S.-based journalists will be selected for 19-day reporting trips in Japan, to be conducted throughout the summer and fall of 2015, in the third year of ICFJ’s “Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences” program. The participating journalists will work with an experienced Japanese interpreter and fixer, and are expected to dig into the economic, social, cultural, environmental and energy-policy challenges facing the country. The program is organized by the International Center for Journalists and funded by the United States-Japan Foundation.
Deadline: March 16, 2015
International Reporting Project
The International Reporting Project is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships on health/development and religion. These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.
Deadline: March 16, 2015
UC Berkeley 11th-Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship
Aimed at early and mid-career journalists, the Fellowship presents an opportunity to report ambitious long form stories on the full range of subjects under the rubric of food systems.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
IN PROGRESS OR FUTURE FELLOWSHIPS
Associated Press Global News Internship Program
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.
Fellowship in Professional Journalism for Morning News Journalists
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.
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.
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.
National Geographic Photography Fellowship
The two-year fellowship allows photographers to share their visual expertise with diverse areas of the National Geographic Society and with the public, producing stories, sharing their storytelling knowledge with other explorers, and bringing the Society’s mission to illuminate, teach, and inspire the world at large.
Scripps Howard Foundation Multimedia Fellowship
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.
The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
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
U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships
U.S. and Austria
Each year three to six outstanding media professionals from the United States and Austria are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries as part of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships. The program offers young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as “foreign correspondents” for their hometown news organizations. The program aims to foster greater understanding and knowledge of both countries among future media leaders and their audiences.
Deadline: April 20, 2015
World Press Institute Fellowship
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.
Correction: This post has been updated to include the International Center For Journalists’ reporting opportunities in Germany, Japan and Austria, and its fellowship program for minority journalists in the United States.
Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.