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Application 2024/2025

The International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin will offer its new course in October 2024, the European Journalism-Fellowships 2024-2025. The programme (October - July) 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: 7-8 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

The EJF-Scholarship is a pure investigational scholarship, were you work on a self-chosen topic.

7-8 stipends are given out each year for the duration of 10 months. The amount of working experience is decisive for the sum of the financial sum of the scholarship.

The announcement is directed to experienced journalists with good German language skills from Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, the USA and the Middle East.

All information can also be found on the EJF infosheet.

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)

Closing date for applications

May 15, 2024


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 (www.ejo-online.eu), 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.

Closing date for applications: May 15, 2024


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.

Within the European Journalism-Fellowships the announcement is directed to experienced journalists with good German language skills who either want to do a doctorate or who already have a doctorate and want to continue working scientifically. The announcement is directed to applicants from the following countries: USA; Great Britain, France and the States from the former Soviet Union. The maximum age is 35 years.

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 May 15, 2024.