Pulitzer Center Persephone Miel Fellowship Programme 2019 (Up to $5,000)

Pulitzer Center Persephone Miel Fellowship Programme 2019 (Up to $5,000)

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Applications are open for the Pulitzer Center Persephone Miel Fellowship 2019. The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Internews, is designed to help journalists from the developing world do the kind of reporting they have always wanted to do and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience.

The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships and those whose work is not routinely disseminated internationally. Miel fellowships involve reporting from within the applicant’s native country—or following migrant communities from there to other locations.

Fellowship

  • The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will provide a travel grant of $5000 for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream media. Specific grant terms are negotiated during the application process based on the scope of proposed work and intended outcomes. Payment of the first half of the grant is disbursed prior to travel, upon receipt of required materials, and the second half on submission of the principal work for publication/broadcast.
  • Before beginning the project the Persephone Miel Fellow will come to Washington, D.C., to meet with Pulitzer Center staff and journalists and take part in a 2-day workshop on the pending project and strategies for placement and outreach. The Pulitzer Center will provide $2500 to cover travel expenses associated with the Washington workshop.

Eligibility

  • Open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals outside the U.S. who are seeking to report from their home country;
  • Female journalists and journalists from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Applicants must be proficient in English.

Selection Process

  • Selection will be based on the strength of the proposed topic and the strength of the applicant’s work as demonstrated in their work samples. They are looking for projects that explore systemic issues in the applicant’s native country and that provide an overarching thesis, rather than individual spot-reports from the field.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Persephone Miel Fellowship.

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