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Fellowship 2022: Choices – Call for Applications

Status: Closed

Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Deadline: 31/03/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Journalists from target countries with demonstrable professional experience are eligible to apply.
    Applicants should have citizenship or permanent residence of one of the countries covered by the programme.
    – They provide editorial support in English, so applicants should be proficient in English (speaking, reading and comprehension), although they may produce their stories in local languages.
    – Fellows must be able to dedicate adequate time to the Fellowship, in terms of research, reporting trips, attending seminars, writing and revising drafts and participating in editorial sessions.
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.
  • Application language: English

Applications are now open for the Fellowship 2022: Choices. Applications are solicited under this year’s theme, Choices. Successful applicants will be selected by an independent committee to take part in their ten-month programme for professional development, culminating in the production of a compelling longform story to be published by BIRN and its media partners.

Their output takes the form of features, analysis and investigations, presented in depth for a global audience. They emphasis strong storytelling and rigorous, on-the-ground reporting – qualities traditionally associated with the best magazine journalism.

They are awarding 10 fellowships to journalists from Central and South-Eastern Europe who have an idea for a story that needs dedicated on-the-ground reporting, in-depth research, generous funding and sustained editorial attention to do it justice.

See here to learn more and apply.

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