2018 Soros Justice Media Fellowship Program, USA


Entries are currently ongoing for the  Soros Justice Media Fellowship Program. This program is only open to the United States citizens. They must be writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers and filmmakers who want to report about criminal justice issues.

Fellowship Description
The Media Fellowships aim to mitigate the time, space, and market constraints that often discourage individuals from pursuing vital but marginalized, controversial, or unpopular topics in comprehensive and creative ways.

Award Value
The award varies from US$58,000 to US$80,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in the field of criminal justice issues.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  1. All projects must, at a minimum, relate to one or more of the following U.S. criminal justice reform goals: reducing the number of people who are incarcerated or under correctional control, challenging extreme punishment, and promoting fairness and accountability in our systems of justice. Please carefully review the complete guidelines for more details on the specific requirements for each category of fellowships.
  2. The organization strongly encourage applications for projects that demonstrate a clear understanding of the intersection of criminal justice issues with the particular needs of low-income communities, communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women and children, and those otherwise disproportionately affected by harsh criminal justice policies, as well as applications for projects that cut across various criminal justice fields and related sectors, such as education, health and mental health, housing, and employment.
  3. The organization especially welcome applications from individuals directly affected by, or with significant direct personal experience with, the policies, practices, and systems their projects seek to address (e.g., applicants who have themselves been incarcerated, applicants who have a family member or loved one who has been incarcerated and whose fellowship project emerges from that experience, or applicants who are survivors of violence or crime).

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Application can be applied online through the link below.

Submission Deadline
December 6, 2017.

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