The Immigration Journalism Fellowship aims to provide media professionals of all nationalities and working in all forms of media (web, print, documentary, photography, etc.) with the financial means to produce independent, responsible and challenging work on migration and integration. To that end, the French-American Foundation will award a new class of fellows in 2013 with up to $10,000 each for their work, to be completed over a 4-6 month period. The Immigration Journalism Fellowship was created in 2011 with the generous support of the Ford Foundation and receives additional support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Florence Gould Foundation, Air France and the Fondation TF1.
2013 Submissions Now Open
The Immigration Journalism Fellowship is open to journalists with an interest in immigration and integration. The French-American Foundation is seeking meaningful, visionary stories on under-reported topics with a strong social justice component and with the potential to advance public debate on the issue. The Foundation particularly seeks both creative content and format, and all types of stories will be considered (local, global, cultural, economic, etc.). All stories are expected to comply with journalism ethics of fairness and responsibility.
The French-American Foundation and its international jury are looking for journalists with a minimum of three years of professional journalism experience, with outstanding achievements in the field and the ability to work in English or French (the final work must be published in either language). When applying, candidates must have already secured a commitment from a European or U.S. media outlet to publish the work produced. Journalists can apply individually, but teams of up to three journalists can also apply for a single fellowship and share the funds towards completing their project. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
We invite you to download the application folder containing a Checklist & Instructions PDF that applicants should read first, along with four forms: a General Information Form, a Project Synopsis Form, a Work Sample Form and a Budget Form. Once your application is complete, you may submit it here.
In order to accommodate the strong response, the French-American Foundation is extending the deadline to Friday, February 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EST. The class of 2013 Fellows will be announced in March 2013.
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For more information, please contact Thibault Chareton, Program Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org