European Journalism Fellowships (EJF) at Free University of Berlin in Germany, 2015

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Applications are invited for the European journalism fellowships at International Center for Journalism of the Free University of Berlin. Fellowships are awarded to journalists from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin. Applicants should be between 25 and 40 years old and must have a good working knowledge of German. Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience are eligible to apply. Selected applicants receive scholarships, designed to cover living expenses in Berlin while fellows realize their individual research and study projects. The application deadline is February 28, 2015.. Each year, 10 to 15 fellowships are awarded to journalists from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin. Since 1999, the program of the European Journalism-Fellowships (EJF) at the International Center for Journalism of the Free University of Berlin has become established as an important institution for journalists at the European level.. Fellowships are available to journalists who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are awarded for an academic-journalistic research project.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants should be between 25 and 40 years old and must have a good working knowledge of German. Fellows agree to spend two academic semesters (from October to July) as journalists in residence at Free University of Berlin and to attend courses and lectures at Berlin’s universities (however, university degrees cannot be reached by attending the EJF
· programme). Fellows also pursue their own research projects while attending weekly “Jours fixes” of the International Center for Journalism. Fellows also agree not to work during their residencies at the International Center for Journalism, whether for their current employers or for other organizations. If they have received job leaves, they also agree to return to their jobs after completing the programme. Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience are eligible to apply.
· For Standard Fellowship: for journalists with at least 5 years of experience.
· For Junior Fellowship: for journalists with about five years of professional experience.
· For Superior Fellowship of the Berlin State Parliament Foundation: Outstanding journalists from one of the former Allied Nations of the Second World War (CIS
· States, France, Great Britain, and USA) not older than 35 may be awarded an extraordinary scholarship from the Berlin State Parliament Foundation.
Benefits of the scholarship: Selected applicants receive scholarships, designed to cover living expenses in Berlin while fellows realize their individual research and study projects.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The programme starts in October 2015 and ends in July 2016.
Number of scholarships: Each year 10 to 15 fellowships are awarded to journalists.

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