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German-Eastern European Journalism Scholarship

Organisation: International Journalists’ Programme

Status: Open

  • Scholarship
  • Media support

Funding Size: €3,800

Deadline: 30/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – German and Eastern European journalists, bloggers and documentary filmmakers aged 20 and 35 who regularly work as freelancers, trainees or editors for German or Eastern European newspapers, radio stations, TV shows;
    – Good knowledge of German or English is a prerequisite for Eastern European applicants;
    – Of the applicants from Germany, preference will be given to those who can demonstrate knowledge of an Eastern European language.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Germany, Eastern Europe
  • Application Language: German or English

The International Journalists’ Programme (IJP) are announcing their German-Eastern European Journalism Scholarship program for Eastern Europe for the twenty-third time.

With the Marion Gräfin Dönhoff journalism scholarship, five German journalists and bloggers are given the opportunity to work as guest editors in an Eastern European or Baltic editorial team for two months. Because of the war, German scholarship holders will be accommodated in 2024 primarily in the three Caucasian republics and in Moldova. The safety of their scholarship holders has top priority. In addition, German journalists who work on joint projects with Eastern European colleagues can also apply.

At the same time, the German-Eastern European scholarship program is being advertised for journalists, bloggers and documentary filmmakers from Russia, the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and the Baltic States who are interested in a two-month working stay can apply in Germany. Due to the war, Russian, Ukrainian or Belarusian journalists who are on the run and/or in Germany or abroad can also apply for the first time.

The German-Eastern European scholarship is intended to give young journalists from Germany and Eastern Europe the opportunity to gain a personal impression of current political, economic, cultural developments and backgrounds as well as everyday social life in the host country. It offers the unique opportunity to work in a foreign journalistic working environment and gain an insight into the local media landscape.

The scholarship consists of a one-time payment of 3,800 euros. This amount is intended to cover travel costs, food and accommodation during the stay abroad, visa fees and health insurance. There is no remuneration for on-site journalistic work. It is not possible to postpone the guest stay.

See here to learn more and apply.

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