Arthur F. Burns Fellowship 2024

Thank you for your interest in the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship! We look forward to reviewing your application.

As a reminder, this application will be active from Monday, January 1, 2024 to Friday, March 1, 2024. Final decisions will be communicated by MondayApril 1, 2024

Please note that you will be required to submit the following documents at the end of the application:
  • Personal Letter - a one-page letter detailing your motivation in applying to the program, including three potential story ideas to pursue on the fellowship
  • Resume/CV
  • Three Work Samples - three professional work samples, which may be in any format (written, audio, video, etc.)
  • The Letters of Recommendation - a one-page letter from your editor that recommends you for the program
  • A Letter of Commitment to Publish Fellowship Content
    • For Freelancers: A one-page letter from a media outlet that commits to publishing the work that you produce on this program
    • For Journalists Employed by a Media Outlet: A one-page letter from your home outlet that commits to publishing your project from the fellowship

Personal Information

Professional Information

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Employment Experience
Please list your previous relevant professional experience, starting with the most recent.

Please list your previous education, starting with the most recent.

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International Experience
Please list any previous international experience, both in Europe and elsewhere. Any international experience in a professional context would be particularly relevant. If you have not travelled internationally, please note that.

German Language Skills

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Professional and Personal Goals and Interests
In approximately 250 words, please explain why you are interested in participating in the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship. Please include your professional goals for the program, as well as your personal interest in participating.

Fellowship Format
Please select the type of fellowship you would like to be considered for. Please see the program page for additional information about fellowship formats.

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Application Materials
Please attach all of your associated application materials.

Applicants working as full-time staff will be required to submit a recommendation letter from their editor. Freelancers will be required to submit a recommendation letter, in addition to a letter from a media outlet that commits to publishing work produced through the fellowship. Those applying for Option 2 will be required to submit a letter from their home outlet committing to publishing their major project.

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Agreement to Program Conditions
I, the undersigned, understand and agree that the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), as program administrator, is under no obligation to select me or any other applicant for this program. ICFJ often receives hundreds of applications for programs and therefore is unable to respond to requests for confirmation of submitted applications. I understand that only candidates who have made it to the next phase of the selection process will be contacted. By submitting an application, I am agreeing to the privacy policy and all program terms and conditions.

ICFJ Privacy Policy

The International Center for Journalists is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals we serve. We request and manage personal information only so individuals can apply to our programs or receive our newsletters. We never sell personal information, and we share it only for the purpose of running our programs. Please visit our website here for more information.

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