APPLY For: Ochberg Fellowship for International Journalists, 2017

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Applications are now invited for the Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship. This award is purposed to support worldwide journalists to participate in an intensive week-long program of seminars and discussions held at Columbia University in New York City. The winning fellows will be granted a fully-funded award during the program. To apply, the application packet must be submitted no later than 22 September 2017.

Fellowship Description
The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship is a unique seminar program for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Fellows attend an intensive weeklong program of seminars and discussions held at Columbia University in New York City. Program activities include briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft and other aspects of professional practice; and other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.

Award Value
This Ochberg Fellowship will cover roundtrip travel to and accommodations in New York City, meals and other expenses directly related to participation. The program does not cover costs related to travel visas, health insurance or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.

Level and Area of Studies
Ochberg Fellowship is a non-degree program in emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in the USA.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The Ochberg Fellowships are open to outstanding senior and mid-career journalists (with at least five years experience) working across all media.
  • Past Fellows have ranged from small-town and regional general-assignment and crime reporters to war photographers and foreign correspondents for international news organizations. Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities.
  • Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with no fewer than five years’ full-time journalism experience. Approximately half of the Fellows will be based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.
  • All fellowship seminars are conducted in English. Fellows must be fluent in spoken English to participate in the program.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
The application should be made online through the online system at the website link below.

Submission Deadline
September 22, 2017.

Website and Application Link

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