- 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.
Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)