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Fellowship to a USA Mid-Career Journalist for Independent Study, Research, and Travel

Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing


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Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/19/23 Midnight ET Save

Grant Description
Fellowship with a stipend of $75,000 to a USA mid-career journalist to support travel, research, or study in any field. The fellowship allows a professional columnist or an editorial writer to pursue interests that will broaden their world experience and enhance their careers. The cash award allows Fellows to take courses, pursue independent study, and travel. The fellowship results in editorials and other writings, including books.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for a Pulliam fellowship, a candidate must:

— Hold a position as a part-time or full-time editorial writer or columnist at a news publication located in the United States. Applications also are welcome from freelance opinion writers who devote a majority of their time, or derive a majority of their income, from that pursuit.
— Have at least three years experience as an editorial writer or columnist.
— Demonstrate outstanding writing and analytical abilities.
— Secure assurances by the editor or publisher that the applicant will be allowed sufficient time to pursue the fellowship without jeopardizing employment. (Fellows do not have to leave their jobs.)
— Demonstrate ability and intent to publish work within 18 months of selection. (If selected, work must be published within 18 months of receiving the fellowship).

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: June 19, midnight ET

— All entries must be in English.

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Estimated Size of Grant
The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000.

Contact Information

For more information, contact SPJ Headquarters at 317/927-8000 or by e-mail:

Society of Professional Journalists
P.O. Box 441748
Indianapolis, IN 46244

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