Arthur F. Burns Fellowship – German-American Fellowship

The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship is annually offered for professional journalists from Germany and and the USA. The fellows will be delegated to work for two months at a certain host media to learn news operations in a foreign setting. The successful fellows may expect to receive 4,000 Euro for Germany fellows and 5,500 US$ for the American fellows. Please anticipate the deadline in January and March every year.

Fellowship Description
The program is named for Arthur F. Burns, former US-Ambassador to Germany and Federal Reserve Board Chairman. 2017, in it’s 30th year, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program gives 20 promising journalists from Germany and the USA to gain professional and personal experience in the other partner’s country. In 2013 it expanded to include Canadian journalists. The delegates work for two months in a host media organization of their choice, learning about news operations in a foreign setting and, in effect, serving as foreign correspondents for their home newsrooms.

Award Value
The winners of this fellowship may expect to receive the benefits as follow: The German participants of the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship receive a budget of 4,000 Euro, the American fellows 5,500 US$. This covers their transatlantic flight and a portion of the fellows’ travel and basic living expenses.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in Journalism field.

Place of Study
In the Germany and the USA

Eligibility and Criteria
This fellowship is specially available for highly talented journalists both from Germany and the USA.

Applicants’ Nationality
U.S and German journalists are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
To apply this fellowship, German participants are requested to send to IJP a Curriculum Vitae in English or German, a passport picture, a short summary of their professional objectives in the host country and a letter of recommendation from their supervising editor. The letter of recommendation should support the application as proof of journalistic work and at the same time guarantee that the applicant can be released from his/her commitments for the duration of the program. U.S. applicants please contact the International Center for Journalists.

Submission Deadline
31 January for German and 30 March for the U.S

Website and Application Link