Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program for German and U.S. Journalists 2018 (Funded)

Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program for German and U.S. Journalists 2018 (Funded)

Deadline: January 31, 2018 (German applicants) / March 1, 2018 (US applicants)

Call for application is ongoing for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program for Journalists 2018. The program is named after Arthur F. Burns, former US-Ambassador to Germany and Federal Reserve Board Chairman. 2018, in it’s 31st year, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program gives 20 promising journalists from Germany and the USA the chance 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.

The program was initially founded in 1988 to further the understanding of German journalists of U.S. affairs and to strengthen the transatlantic relationship. Since 1990, the program has been a true exchange program between the two countries. Its aim is to support highly talented journalists.


  • The German Fellows receive a budget of 4,000 Euro, the American fellows $5,500. 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.


  • Open to German and U.S. Journalists;
  • Applicants should be between the ages of 21 and 37.


German participants are 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.

U.S. applicants please contact the International Center for Journalists at this address:

Emily Schult,’Senior Program Director
International Center for Journalists
2000 M St. NW, Suite 250
US – Washington DC 20036
Phone: +1 (0)202 / 737 37 00
Fax: +1 (0)202 / 737 05 30
Email: [email protected]

Click here to apply now!

For more information, visit Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program.