Wednesday, February 18, 2015

IRP Reporting Fellowships

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships on two different topics: health/development and religion. 

These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.

Applicants may choose only one area of focus per application; if you would like to apply for both health/development and religion fellowships, you must submit separate application forms for each.

Applicants may propose stories that examine maternal and child health; poverty; HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and other infectious diseases; nutrition and food security; education; access to roads and electricity; sanitation and water; sustainability; technology; equality and women's rights. 

For the health/development fellowships, we have a strong preference for in-depth reporting from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

The health/development fellowships are supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Applicants may propose any stories that relate to religion, including its role as a source of tension or conflict; its relationship to politics, economics or access to health, housing or clean water; its impact on art and culture, religion and human rights; or other issues. 

For the religion fellowships, we encourage applicants to propose stories and destinations not covered by recent IRP fellows on religion.

The religion fellowships are supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Applications are open only to journalists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Norway, Malaysia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Zambia.

Staffers and freelancers alike are encouraged to apply, and special attention will be paid to innovative forms of storytelling and projects involving new media.

Depending upon the proposal, teams of journalists may be considered; in that case, each journalist would apply separately, and mention their intention to work with another applicant in their essay.

The fellowships are intended for professional journalists who have worked for years as professionals and who have a record of outstanding achievement in reporting for influential media outlets. 

This fellowship is not intended for students or for recent graduates without much professional reporting experience. 

Applications will be considered as they are submitted on a rolling basis until Monday, March 16.

For further details and application please visit the IRP Reporting Fellowships page.

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