2015 Woodrow Wilson Center Visiting Arab Journalist Program ($5,000 per month Stipend)

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Application Deadline: July 1st 2015

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Middle East Program are pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Visiting Arab Journalist Program.

One journalist from the Middle East/North Africa region will be selected each year for the duration of the grant. Successful applicants will spend three months in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out their own policy-oriented research and writing.

Eligibility

  • This competition is open to Arab men and women from, and working in, the Middle East or North Africa in the Arabic media.
  • Applications will be accepted from members of the print, television, radio or electronic media. Candidates must be currently working as reporters and columnists or broadcasters.
  • Applicants must have at least five years of professional experience and must be able to work in both written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Applicants must be able to hold a valid passport and obtain a J1 visa.
  • The Center will assist in the visa process.

Benefits:

  • The stipend provided is $5,000 per month.
  • In addition, the Wilson Center will pay roughly three-quarters of the health insurance premiums for the visiting journalist, and the journalist will pay roughly one-quarter of the cost.
  • The journalist will be provided with suitable work space, a Windows-based computer, and where feasible, a part-time research assistant.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following materials in English electronically to [email protected]:

1) completed Application Form. Complete the fillable PDF of the application, print it out and save an send via email.

2) a 1,000 word maximum description of a proposed project that would benefit from a stay in Washington D.C.
– a detailed explanation of the research topic relevant to the Middle East and the United States;
– including the importance and originality of the project; and
– the significance of the project to contemporary Middle East/ United States policy issues;

3) a CV or resume

4) a writing sample

5) two letters of recommendation, one of which should not be from someone with whom the applicant has worked.

Recommendation letters should address the quality and significance of the research, and the capabilities and achievements of the applicant.

Application letters and letters of recommendation should be sent to

E-mail: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Woodrow Wilson Center Visiting Arab Journalist Program

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