IRP Fellowships for Religion Reporting Opens for Entries

John Schidlovsky Director, International Reporting Project
John Schidlovsky
Director, International Reporting Project

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting applications from experienced professional journalists to report on global religion issues for its 2017 fellowship programme.

Possible topics the fellows could pitch include conflict and peace; environment and sustainability; political economy and development; health and education; gender, race and sexuality; law and human rights; social movements; migration; and humanitarianism.

Freelance journalists are encouraged to apply but should note their projected outlets for publication as part of their pitch. The fellowships are intended for experienced professional journalists who have a record of outstanding achievement in reporting for influential media outlets, as this is not intended for students or for recent graduates without professional reporting experience.

IRP considers and encourages stories in a variety of media, including print, online, radio, television, photography, social media and video.

Interested applicants must fill out an application form in which they should write an essay of at least 1,000 words describing the stories they would pursue during the fellowship. Applicants should note their expected output (e.g. longform, short articles, radio or video documentary, photo essays, etc.). In order to be considered, all application essays must be submitted in English.

All of the fellows’ stories will be republished on the IRP website and co-owned by the fellow (or his/her distribution partners, depending on arrangements) and the IRP. In addition, the work produced as a result of the trip may be posted on the social media channels of the IRP funders. These fellowships are supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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