Ends on December 4, 2017

As part of the IWMF’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will select teams of two women journalists to travel to Gulu, Uganda and Juba, South Sudan to report on regional migration from March 14 to March 31, 2018. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training from March 15 to 18 Fellows will depart for ten days of in country reporting that will be split between Uganda and South Sudan. The group will have access to five days of in-country reporting (March 19 to 24) from the first country, followed by five days of in-country reporting in the second location (March 25 to 30). The IWMF will determine the order of the South Sudan and Uganda trips based on story plans of fellows selected.  Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of day trips outside the base locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria
 
All team applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Application Instructions

The IWMF's March 2018 Cross-border Reporting Fellowship is open to pairs of women journalists. Both applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit a joint application. If selected, teams will be offered group interviews. Individuals cannot apply for this reporting fellowship. The IWMF encourages team applications that include African journalists.

To apply, we recommend using a shared email address to create your Submittable account and submit your application. Each applicant must provide their personal information and work samples, in addition to submitting a shared statement of interest, story plans, plans for publication and letter of support. Application notifications sent through Submittable will go to the email address associated with the account. 

Accepting applications from November 7 2017 to December 5, 2017 at 11:59 EDT

Please note the application deadline above. Do not follow the counter on Submittable. 

See a complete sample application here.

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