Fellowships for Journalists

Published: 28th December 2015 03:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2015 03:55 AM   |  A+A-

TThe East-West Center has announced the 2016 Jefferson Fellowships for journalists. The programme provides journalists an opportunity for reporting on China, Japan, and the future of economic growth in the important Asia Pacific region. The theme, therefore, is The Future of Growth in Asia Pacific. Application Deadline is January 29, 2016.

Journalists from the US and Asia Pacific can participate in a three-week study (April 30-May 22, 2016), dialogue and travel reporting programme to deepen their knowledge of key regional issues and build international networks to enhance coverage of the Asia Pacific region. Journalists in print, broadcast, and digital platforms in the US, Asia and the Pacific Islands with a minimum of five years of experience can apply to this fellowship. English fluency required. 

The Jefferson Fellowships are supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation and by the East-West Center. These funds provide for 10-13 full or partial scholarships, including approximately 4-5 for qualified American journalists and 7-8 for Asia Pacific journalists. Participants and their media organisations are strongly encouraged to share cost.

All participants, regardless of the amount of scholarship, must pay an $800 fee to cover costs not provided by the scholarship funds. Participants are also responsible for all applicable visa fees, any additional visa-related expenses, health insurance and baggage fees.

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