Immigration Journalism Fellowships for International Journalists

The Immigration Journalism Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Journalism
Course Level: Fellowships
Provider: French-American Foundation
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Immigration Journalism Fellowship was created in 2011 with the generous support of the Ford Foundation and receives additional support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Florence Gould Foundation, Air France and the Fondation TF1.

The Fellowship provides financial means to journalists so as to produce independent, responsible and challenging work on migration and integration.

To that end, the French-American Foundation will award a new class of fellows in 2013 with up to $10,000 each for their work, to be completed over a 4-6 month period.

The Fellowship aims to provide media professionals of all nationalities and working in all forms of media (web, print, documentary, photography, etc.) with the financial means to produce work on migration and integration. This work must be seen to be independent, responsible and challenging.

Candidates can be from any medium with at least three years' professional journalism experience. Final works must be published in English or French in the United States or Europe. Freelancers or teams of up to three journalists can also apply.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country worldwide

Participating Institutions
The French-American Foundation, New York, USA

Fields of study
Any work on migration and integration.

The Fellowship seeks to support meaningful, visionary stories on under-reported topics with a strong social justice component and with the potential to advance public debate on the issue. The Foundation particularly seeks both creative content and format, and all types of stories will be considered (local, global, cultural, economic, etc.).

Work MUST be independent, responsible and challenging.

Number of awards
Not specified. However, the French-American Foundation–United States and its international jury selected eight (8) talented journalists from more than 150 applicants for the program’s second year i.e. 2013.

Sponsorship duration
To be completed over a four to six (4-6) month period.

Scholarship benefits
The value amount is up to $10,000 for each successful applicant. It equips journalists to produce immigration and integration reporting of the highest quality.

Method of Application
Applicants must submit a general form, resume, three work samples, two recommendation letters, a project synopsis form with a budget and a letter from the media organization committed to publishing the immigration story.

If you fulfill the eligible requirements, and are interested in applying, visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete and detailed instructions on Application documentations and procedures.

The deadline date for submissions is February 1 every year.

Applicants will be notified by email once a final decision has been made.

For more information or with questions, please contact Thibault Chareton, Program Officer at:

Application Deadline: 1 February 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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