ICFJ Bringing Home the World Fellowship for Journalists

ICFJ Bringing Home the World Fellowship for Journalists

Deadline: March 13, 2016

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

In previous years, fellows have produced more than 120 stories, enriching their communities with new perspectives on global issues. Many of the fellows’ stories have been hard-hitting reports that have exposed abuses and corruption, as well as documented the extraordinary lives of unsung people. A quarter of the reporters have won awards for their coverage. Fellows’ stories have appeared in news media ranging from NPR to the Miami Herald to the Daily Beast, with a combined reach of millions of people.


  • The program helps to advance journalist’s careers because it offers international experience and new digital skills.


Open to journalists based in the United States.

Additional Information

  • Prior to the Fellows’ overseas travel, ICFJ will hold an intense orientation from June 20-24, 2016, in Washington, D.C., to prepare them for their foreign reporting work.
  • Each fellow is also paired with a mentor who provides guidance throughout the program.
  • The Fellows depart for their reporting assignments between the months of June and August, depending on the destination and other factors.
  • While overseas, the Fellows blog about their experiences and also share tidbits about their reporting assignments on social media including Twitter and Facebook.
  • Upon their return from abroad, fellows will be expected to complete their stories and publish or broadcast them by November 1, 2016. Their work will then appear in U.S. media outlets, as well as ICFJ’s online compendium of fellowship stories.

Application Process

Complete the online application form.

For more information, visit ICFJ Fellowship.