Call & Application

Who can apply?


  • who urgently need some time out. This could be the case for example if they work in a war zone or crisis area, or if they recently reported on a particularly sensitive topic and are now being threatened or harassed.
  • who need time to focus on a new journalistic project that they would work on during the scholarship period.


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 scholarship period.

Application documents

Please send your completed application form and any other documents required via PDF to by 12 June 2020.

We are particularly happy to receive applications from women and queer people.

You can also communicate with us in encrypted form (GnuPG/GPG-Key). Applicants will be informed of the decision by mid-July at the latest.

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