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Deadlines: Round I: October 2, 2015; Round II: February 26, 2016 | Apply here
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Eligibility: Professional, freelance or staff journalists who work for media outlets (print, broadcast, Web, or cross-media) in one of the program countries are welcome to apply.
Amount: Up to 5,000€

Are you a reporter who simply wants to dig deeper and take the road less traveled? Who insists on exploring countries in ways they haven’t been seen before? Who is determined to discover new insights about people and the issues that affect them?

Reporters Fellowship Program for Journalists in Europe

The  award program “Reporters in the Field” promotes high-quality research projects by journalists from German-speaking or non-German-speaking countries in Europe, offering  bi-annual grants of up to 5.000€ to journalists or reporters teams, for cross-border travel to pursue detailed research for an original news or feature story of their choice.

The program is hosted by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the Berlin School of Journalism. It includes two separate workshops in Berlin at which the program fellows will meet with distinguished journalists to discuss their projects and current issues in the field of foreign reporting.  Dialog and diversity are at the heart of our program, and we know that the best reporters come from vastly differing backgrounds. The grants are awarded by an independent jury of distinguished international journalists.

Application

The program is offered bi-anually with the following deadlines for application:

Round I:   October 2, 2015
Round II:  February 26, 2016

Applications should only be made in English via the official online portal.

We welcome applications from professional, freelance or staff journalists who work for media outlets (print, broadcast, Web, or cross-media) in one of the program countries. Applications can be made by individuals or reporter teams. No age limit applies.

Eligibility

German-speaking: Austria, Germany, Switzerland,
Non-German-speaking: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Hungary , Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Please note that the program and the program workshops are run in English, and you need an advanced level of spoken and written English to participate.

Be creative and courageous in selecting your research topic. We welcome proposals that make a difference in more than one way! We support original or unconventional research ideas, projects that contribute new insights or approach issues from unusual angles, and imaginative ways of story-telling.

The program is based on cross-border investigation:

Journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are invited to apply with research proposals based in the non-German speaking program countries. Please see the list of countries included in the scheme Journalists from the non-German-speaking program countries are invited to propose research for stories based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Eligible Countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

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