Call & Application

Who can apply?

Journalists who:

  • have an urgent need for recovery. This may be the case if they are working in a country with restricted press freedom or have recently reported on a particularly sensitive topic and are facing threats or persecution caused by their journalistic work.
  • who are digitally endangered.
  • who need time for a new journalistic project that they will realize during their fellowship.


Participants should have a good command of English or German. You should also have adequate work experience as a journalist. In addition, you should have the firm intention to return to your country of origin after the six-month fellowship period.

How to apply

Create a project outline of max. two pages where you

+ Describe your ideas for a research project you would like to publish.
+ For example, which topic would you like to work on and why?
+ How would you like to realize your chosen project?
+ In which medium (photography, video, reportage, print, podcast) would you like to publish it and why?
+ Why are you addressing this issue right now?

Please send your completed application form, your CV and the project outline via single PDFs to by 28.02.2022. You can send an encrypted email via the secure provider ProtonMail. For this purpose, you can create a free email account via this page and send your application from there to our Proton email address: We are particularly happy to receive applications from women and people from marginalized communities. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted latest at the beginning of April.

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