Deadline: 5 March 2014
Open to: Individuals from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia with demonstrable journalistic experience and English fluency
Fellowship: €2,000 bursary; up to another €2,000 for travel expenses; plus participation in career development seminars in Vienna and the region.
Your chance to investigate cross-border stories with funded research, travel expenses, one-to-one mentoring and the potential for publication in the regional and international media. Experienced journalists across the Balkans are invited to apply for the seventh annual Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
The fellowship programme aims to develop and support Balkan journalists reporting on complex reform issues. It was established by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.
For this year’s programme, applicants are encouraged to consider the theme of Generations. Ensure you think about your story’s significance not just in your home country, but also in at least one other regional state and within the European Union. Choose phenomena that are relevant and current but don’t forget that best proposals will put a big ideas into sharp focus and people at the heart of the story.
The journalists selected for the fellowship by the independent selection committee will receive a €2,000 bursary and up to another €2,000 for travel expenses. They will also be expected to participate in career development seminars in Vienna and the region.
Completed articles will be published in English and other languages in the regional and international media.
In addition, the top three articles, again judged by an independent committee, will attract awards of €4,000, €3,000 and €1,000.
Individuals from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia with demonstrable journalistic experience are eligible to apply for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. Applicants should be proficient in English (speaking, reading and comprehension), although reports may be written in local languages.
The deadline for applications is March 5, 2014. The proposal for a fellowship reporting project must be submitted using the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence application form available HERE. It must be accompanied by the signed declaration of the applicant.
In order to be properly assessed, all parts of the application form should be filled in as carefully and clearly as possible. Any additional information attached to the application must be clearly marked and included in the same e-mail in which the application is submitted. The application must be in English. Applicants shall provide at least one relevant example of their writing, samples may be provided in local languages.
Completed applications should be sent as electronic files by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or by post to:
Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – Application
Gospodar Jevremova 47
Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt.
For questions or inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
For more information view the official website HERE.