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European Journalism-Fellowships at Free University of Berlin in Germany, 2016-2017

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European Journalism-Fellowships at Free University of Berlin in Germany, 2016-2017

Brief Description

International Center for Journalism of the Free University of Berlin is inviting applications for the European Journalism Fellowships. These are awarded to journalists from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin.

The programme (October 2016 – July 2017) will enable participants to network with professional colleagues from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States and provide them with the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year at the Free University of Berlin widening their knowledge while pursuing their research project.

Free University of Berlin is a leading research institution. It is one of the German universities successful in all three funding lines in the federal and state Excellence Initiative, thereby receiving additional funding for its institutional future development strategy.

Applicants must have written proof certifying good knowledge of the German language is required for participation (e.g. GoetheInstitut, German Academic Exchange Service).

Course Level: Fellowships are available to journalists who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for an academic-journalistic research project.

List of Subjects: Journalism

Scholarship Award: The full fellowship offers:
-Standard Fellowship: for journalists with at least 5 years of experience. Standard fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1,500 Euros for the duration of ten months.
-Junior Fellowship: for journalists with about five years of professional experience. Junior Fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 up to 1,100 Euros for the duration of ten months.

Scholarship can be taken at: Free University of Berlin, Germany 

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-

Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience are eligible to apply. The most important element of the fellowship application is an exposé for an academic-journalistic research project to be pursued in Berlin. Applications can be submitted in German or in English. Written proof certifying good knowledge of the German language is required for participation (e.g. GoetheInstitut, German Academic Exchange Service).

Nationality: Journalists from Europe, the United States, Russia and the Arabic region are invited to apply for the European Journalism-Fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience are eligible to apply.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have written proof certifying good knowledge of the German language is required for participation (e.g. GoetheInstitut, German Academic Exchange Service).

Supporting Material:  To apply for fellowships, candidates must submit the following typewritten documents in either German or English:
-a completed application form
-a curriculum vitae
-copies of academic diplomas, certificates etc.
-2 letters of recommendation (in English or German)
-a selection of articles, books, or other samples of applicant’s work
-proof of German language skills (by DAAD or Goethe-Institute)
-an exposé summarizing the applicant’s individual research project (3 to 5 pages).

How to Apply: Applications should be sent via post. Applications via fax or e-mail cannot be accepted. 

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Application Deadline:  Application deadline is February

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