Application 2015/2016

The International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin will offer its new course in November 2014, the European Journalism-Fellowships 2015-2016. The programme (October 2015 – July 2016) 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.

Journalists interested in the programme should apply directly to the European Journalism-Fellowships Programme in Berlin.

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)
  • review of exposé by an academic expert or professor- only for Superior Fellowship of the Berlin State Parliament Foundation candidates

Applications via fax or e-mail cannot be accepted.

We will be happy to answer any questions.

Closing date for applications

February 28, 2015 (Superior Fellowship December 30, 2014)


New Fellowship: 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.

The application process will start in November 2014. All necessary information you can find here and in the EJO-info-sheet.