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
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
Munk School of Global Affairs Global Journalism Fellowship
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 20, 2015
Persephone Miel Fellowship
The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals outside the U.S. who are seeking to report from their home country.
Deadline: February 15, 2015
MARCH 2015 DEADLINES
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: January 1 – March 1, 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
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.
Social Justice Reporting for a Global America Fellowship
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
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
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.
Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.