The European Journalism-Fellowships at Freie Universität Berlin is a programme for mid-career journalists, designed to give participants the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year in Berlin to work on a major research project.
Journalists from all European countries, from Russia, from the United States of America and from the Arabic region are invited to apply for a fellowship.
Each fellow pursues a custom-made programme that is organized around a specific project defined by the applicant: an individual journalistic research project, the results of which will later be published. The objective of studies in Berlin is to broaden professional knowledge and specialized expertise while building upon previous journalistic experience. Fellows are free to take advantage of course offerings at the Berlin universities, and to participate in events organized by other scholarly and cultural institutions in the German capital. At the same time, journalists have an opportunity to meet international colleagues.
The European Journalism-Fellowships were modelled after well-established and highly regarded fellowship programmes for American journalists, such as the Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University. In Europe, the “sabbatical” offered in the framework of the EJF-programme, with its European and transatlantic focus, represents a hitherto unique opportunity for journalists.
The closing date for applications is February 28, 2014. More information about the application process you can find here.