Offer: Call For Applications: The Above The Fray Fellowship
The Above the Fray fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location not in the United States. Above the Fray, a fellowship in conjunction with National Public Radio (NPR) in the US, is the keynote programme of the John Alexander Project. Deadline for applications: July 1, 2012.
Candidates must submit a bio, two recommendations, two audio or video clips, three essays, and a pitch report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. One fellow will be selected each year based on the winning proposal. The fellowship will start in the Fall 2012, where the selected individual will spend three months, filing on-air and online stories for NPR.
Fellows will be awarded up to US$24,000, disbursed at predetermined intervals, to cover production expenses for the duration of the fellowship - travel, lodging, equipment, interpreters, local transportation, including a stint in Washington, DC, for immersion at NPR before being deployed. Once selected, it is up to the fellow to draw up a budget for final approval.