McCloy Fellowships in Journalism

Fellowship opportunity for journalists in all media – details below. -Mia


2010 McCloy Fellowships in Journalism – Call for Applications

Application Postmark Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2010

Questions? Contact Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator, at 212-826-3636 or Applications via e-mail are welcome.

The American Council on Germany is seeking applications for the McCloy Fellowships in Journalism. McCloy Fellowships provide American print, broadcast, and new-media journalists in relatively early stages of their careers with the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct on-site research and interviews and pursue stories of their own design. Fellows travel to Germany and/or other EU27 countries, provided that the project bears relevance for contemporary Germany within the wider EU context. The fellowship provides a stipend in the amount of $200 per day for up to 21 days abroad; transatlantic airfare and pre-approved inter-city travel are also covered. Fellowships may be extended for up to 7 additional days if a compelling need for additional time is demonstrated.

Past fellows have explored issues such as immigration and integration in Germany, energy security and climate change policy, Germany’s Jewish renaissance, European labor policy, architecture and national identity, and comparative perspectives on a wide range of public policy issues, from health care to education.

Fellows are chosen through a competitive process by a jury of distinguished journalists, including William M. Drozdiak, President of the American Council on Germany and former Chief European Correspondent for The Washington Post; Josh Friedman, Director of International Programs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting; and Michael Parks, Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and also a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

Journalists attached to media organizations are encouraged to apply. Freelance journalists are asked to demonstrate where resulting articles and/or related pieces could be placed. Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship. At least one fellowship in 2010 will be awarded to a student enrolled in a graduate program in journalism at the time of application.

To apply, please submit: a cover letter outlining your personal and professional objectives for the fellowship; a project proposal of at least two pages detailing the background and scope of your project, the general sources and institutions with whom you would like to consult while abroad, and the relevance of the project for transatlantic relations; a current resume; two letters of recommendation; and (if applicable) a statement outlining why an extension beyond 21 days is preferred to:

Selection Committee, McCloy Fellowships in Journalism American Council on Germany 14 East 60th Street, Suite 1000 New York, NY 10022

Application Postmark Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2010

For more information, please visit or contact Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator, at 212-826-3636 or Applications via e-mail are welcome.

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