2016 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

2016 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Do you have an idea for a big story? Do you want to write and report it to the highest standards, with quality editorial support and a generous expenses budget that lets you explore your subject in depth? Would you like that story to be published across southeast Europe and perhaps make international impact? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, now is the time to apply for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

Each year, ten journalists are chosen through open competition to receive funding and professional support to conduct in-depth research into a topic of regional and EU significance – for 2016 the subject is Trust.


  • Fellows will receive a €2,000 bursary and up to another €2,000 for travel and research expenses.
  • They will also attend international seminars and receive continuous one-to-one mentoring for their stories.


Open to experienced journalists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Greece and Serbia.

Application Process

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – Application
c/o: BIRN,
Kolarceva 7/V,
11000 Belgrade,

  • Applicants who submit their applications will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt.

For more information, read application guidelines or visit Balkan Fellowship.