The Arthur F. Burns German-American Fellowship Program 2015

The Arthur F. Burns German-American Fellowship Program 2015

Deadline: February 1, 2015

The International Center for Journalists invites applications for the German-American Fellowship 2015 also known as the Arthur F. Burns fellowship. The fellowship is named after Arthur F. Burns, former US-Ambassador to Germany and Federal Reserve Board Chairman. Since 1990, the program has been a true exchange program between the two countries. Its aim is to support highly talented journalists.

The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program gives 20 promising journalists from Germany and the USA the opportunity to gain professional and personal experience in the other partner’s country. The delegates work for two months in a host media organization of their choice, learning about news operations in a foreign setting and, in effect, serving as foreign correspondents for their home newsrooms. The fellowship allows for an intense impression of the politics, business world, culture and social fibre of the host countries while being fully integrated into the day-to-day business of the host newsroom.

Fellowship Benefits

The German participants of the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship receive a budget of 4,000 Euro, the American fellows 5,500 US$. This covers their transatlantic flight and a portion of the fellows’ travel and basic living expenses. There will be no payment for the work in the host organization.


  • Applicants must be German and U.S. Journalists between the ages of 21 and 37


  1. German participants are requested to send to IJP  a Curriculum Vitae in English or German, a passport picture, a short summary of their professional objectives in the host country and a letter of recommendation from their supervising editor. The letter of recommendation should support the application as proof of journalistic work and at the same time guarantee that the applicant can be released from his/her commitments for the duration of the program.
  2. U.S. applicants please contact the International Center for Journalists at the above address.


  • Application Deadline: until – for the Germans
  • Orientation meeting: one week starting July 28th, in Washington, DC
  • Fellowship in Germany: August/September, 2015

For more information, visit International Center for Journalists.