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IRE Freelance Fellowships – Deadline April 30

Investigative Reporters and Editors freelance fellowship deadline is approaching. One of our members was awarded this fellowship last year so shoot me an email if you want more info and I’ll try to put you in touch. Best, Mia


Deadline Approaches for IRE’s Fellowship Awards for Freelance Investigative Journalists

If you are a freelance journalist working on an investigative project, apply today for one of Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Freelance Fellowships. Awards average $1,000 and may be applied toward travel, research and other costs of your investigation. The postmark deadline is April 30, 2010.

The application process is fairly streamlined: applicants fill out a one-page form, submit samples of their work, write a narrative of 200 to 1,000 words and answer a series of related questions. Entries will be scrutinized by a committee of three experienced freelance journalists; they are ineligible for the award while serving on the committee.

Proposals will be judged in part on the breadth, significance and potential impact of the investigative project. Proposals dealing with whistleblowers, business ethics and/or privacy issues will receive priority; projects involving other topics will also be given serious consideration by the committee. The projects must be published or aired primarily in U.S. outlets.

IRE distributed three $1,000 fellowship awards last year to:

· Jonathan Jones and Anna Sussman, founders of backpackjournalist.org, a collaborative international professional reporting project.

· Jim Walls, proprietor of Atlanta Unfiltered, LLC, a Monday-Friday news site, and former investigations editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Eligible journalists may download the application form from the IRE Web site (http://www.ire.org/training/fellowships/) or request the form from IRE staff member John Green via telephone (573-882-2772) or email (jgreen@ire.org). Three copies of the completed form and attachments must be sent in hard copy to: Freelance Journalism Award, IRE, 141 Neff Annex, Columbia, MO 65211.

IRE is a nonprofit educational and professional organization of more than 3,500 journalists working to foster excellence in investigative journalism. IRE provides extensive training and resources through seminars, publications and its Web site: www.ire.org.

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT

I’ve heard great things about this fellowship. Details below. -mia


*Call for applicants*

As journalism reinvents itself, journalists now need to learn multiplatform technologies, such as podcasting, blogging, digital video and audio. They also need an understanding of subjects that consistently rank high with readers—health, environment, medical research, technology and science.

Only one Fellowship offers the pick of scientific courses at MIT and Harvard, gives audio and video training, and sponsors research trips: The Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT.

Fellows receive a stipend of $60,000 for nine months, plus health coverage. Applications are due March 1. Find application requirements and forms at http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/fellowships/howtoapply.html .

I encourage you to apply, or pass this message along to a colleague who could benefit from a year away from deadlines. With all best wishes,

Philip J. Hilts, Director

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/fellowships/howtoapply.html philts@mit.edu

NEH upcoming application deadlines

Good information to have on file. -Mia

The Division of Public Programs at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities funds radio, television, and digital projects in the humanities that are intended for public audiences.

New application guidelines are now posted on the NEH Web site (www.neh.gov) for America’s Media Makers: Development and Production grants. The next two deadlines are January 13, 2010, and August 18, 2010.

Program officers in the Division of Public Programs are available to assist you, whether it is to discuss project ideas or to read a draft proposal. Please call the NEH Division of Public Programs (202-606-8269) or contact a program officer directly. Below are the names and contact information for the Division’s program officers:

Barbara Bays, 202-606-8290, bbays@neh.gov Bonnie Gould, 202-606-8307, bgould@neh.gov Jeff Hardwick, 202-606-8287, jhardwick@neh.gov Clay Lewis, 202-606-8288, clewis@neh.gov David Martz, 202-606-8297, dmartz@neh.gov John Meredith, 202-606-8218, jmeredith@neh.gov Karen Mittelman, 202-606-8631, kmittelman@neh.gov Kathleen Mulvaney, 202-606-8270, kmulvaney@neh.gov Danielle Shapiro, 202-606-8241, dshapiro@neh.gov Michael Shirley, 202-606-8293, mshirley@neh.gov David Weinstein, 202-606-8308, dweinstein@neh.gov

Thank you.