The Rest and Refuge Scholarship

© Nick Jaussi

Rest and Refuge Scholarship is a project run by Reporters Without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to die tageszeitung (taz), a daily newspaper from Berlin. Both the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius and the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) support the scholarship financially.

We invite three journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. We offer them a time of refuge and rest for three months.

Because of the corona pandemic we are unfortunately not able to determine the precise travel-data (arrival and departure) in 2021. Participants should have in mind that time changes are possible. Furthermore, all participants are obliged to follow the corona rules in Berlin and elsewhere. 

What we offer

We offer travel expenses, a decent apartment, a monthly stipend of €1000 and free transportation in Berlin for three months. Participants may completely withdraw from public life, use the time for writing and taking walks through town, or they may want to explore political and cultural life in Berlin. We will help the participants with everything.

The application deadline for 2021 has already expired.

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