Application 2016/2017

The International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin will offer its new course in October 2015, the European Journalism-Fellowships 2016-2017. The programme (October 2016 – July 2017) will enable participants to network with professional colleagues from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States and provide them with the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year at the Freie Universität Berlin widening their knowledge while pursuing their research project.
We offer three different scholarships: 8-9 EJF-Scholarship, one EJO-Fellowship and the Scholarship of the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives

Journalists interested in the programme should apply directly to the European Journalism-Fellowships Programme in Berlin. You can find the different information-sheets and application-forms for this year in the download section.

The EJF-Scholarship

To apply for fellowships, candidates must submit the following typewritten documents in either German or English:

  • a completed application form
  • a curriculum vitae
  • copies of academic diplomas, certificates etc.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (in English or German)
  • a selection of articles, books, or other samples of applicant's work
  • proof of German language skills (by DAAD or Goethe-Institute)
  • an exposé summarizing the applicant’s individual research project (3 to 5 pages)

Applications via fax or e-mail cannot be accepted.

We will be happy to answer any questions.

Closing date for applications

February 28, 2016


The EJO Fellowship at European Journalism-Fellowships in Berlin

Since 2012 one fellowship annually is earmarked for a journalist who would like to become a temporary correspondent of the European Journalism Observatory (, observing in particular recent developments in journalism research in Germany, but also the rapidly changing landscape of journalism and media in Berlin.

The EJO-EJF Fellow receives a monthly stipend of 1.100 € for the duration of 10 months.

All necessary information you can find here and in the EJO-info-sheet.

Closing date for applications: February 28, 2016


The Scholarship of the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives

The Study Foundation was established by the Berlin House of Representatives in 1994 as a late sign of gratitude to the Allied Forces who occupied, befriended, and protected Berlin and its citizens for almost fifty years after the end of World War II. Because of the impending loss of social and cultural contact that would inevitably occur after the withdrawal of the Allies, the representatives of Berlin created the Study Foundation to sustain and develop contact with France, Great Britain, the United States of America, Russia and other successor states of the Soviet Union.

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin sponsors a scholarship programme for students and young scholars of all fields from the above mentioned countries. Applicants should work on projects that require access to research facilities in Berlin. The grants are awarded according to various criteria, above all academic achievement and civic engagement.

The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students and 1,630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month including the rental costs for the International Study Centre Berlin. In addition, the Foundation assumes travel costs to and from Berlin.

During their 10-month stay grant recipients will not only experience their research areas from an international perspective, but also the political, cultural and social dimensions of public life in Berlin.

Following documents are necessary:

  • application-form of the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives
  • a curriculum vitae
  • description of the research-project with a working schedule for the 10 month duration of the scholarship
  • invitation letter of Berlin scientist / lecturer for the duration of the scholarship
  • two reports of scientists / academics regarding the exposé
  • university certificates with grades
  • proof of German language skills (by DAAD or Goethe-Institute)

Deadline for application is December 15, 2015

All documents can be sent via E-Mail to:

Or sent by mail to:

Europäische Journalisten-Fellowships
Internationales Journalisten-Kolleg
Freie Universität Berlin
Otto-von Simson Str. 3
14195 Berlin