The International Reporting Project’s Religion Fellowship

Deadline: 8 March, 2013
Open to: journalists in any country in the world outside of the United States
Fellowship: stipend of US$12,000


The International Reporting Project will grant up to five reporting fellowships for international journalists. The fellowships will support nine-month-long religion reporting projects from April 1 to December 31, 2013.

International IRP Religion Fellows should propose producing both long- and short-form reports in a variety of media, such as in-depth stories that will appear in print, online, radio or television media, as well as blog posts, tweets, slideshows and video documentaries.


  • These fellowships are open to journalists in any country in the world outside of the United States.
  • Qualified applicants will include influential journalists and media figures who are actively engaged in the new media landscape in order to support reporting projects on religion.


A stipend of US$12,000 will be provided to each of the five international journalists selected for these reporting fellowships. International IRP Religion Fellows may use part of their annual stipend to travel, but in general these fellowships are intended for international Fellows to report on religion from their country of residence in 2013.


All candidates must fill out an application form on which they should describe the stories they would produce during the nine-month fellowship. A brief telephone interview with finalists would also be part of the selection process.

Applicants should describe in detail (at least 1,000 words) the kinds of stories they will cover in their countries or regions. All subjects dealing with the role of religion in the applicant’s country would be eligible for consideration, including tensions or conflict between communities of different faiths, as well as the intersection of religion and politics, economics, access to health, housing, water, the impact of religion on arts and culture, religion and human rights, treatment of minorities and other issues.

The application deadline for the international religion fellowships is March 8, 2013.

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