Applications are invited for Ochberg Fellowships available for journalists from North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Mideast to study in USA. Up to twelve fellows will be awarded in the field of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improves reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Fellows attend an intensive weeklong program of seminars and discussions held at Columbia University in New York City.
Level: Fellowship (This fellowship is available to senior and mid-career journalists to attend a week long seminar at Columbia University in New York City)
Field(s): The International fellowship is awarded in emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improves reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy
Deadline: September 30, 2016.
Funded By: Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 Dart Ochberg Fellowships are targeted for Journalists from North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Mideast
‣ Award No: Up to twelve fellows will be awarded.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellows attend an intensive weeklong program of seminars and discussions held at Columbia University in New York City.
‣ Scholarship covers: The Ochberg Fellowship covers air or train travel, accommodations in New York City, most meals and other expenses directly related to program participation. The program does not cover costs related to travel visas, health insurance or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.
- Dart Ochberg Fellowships are open to outstanding senior and mid-career journalists (with up to five years experience) working across all media.
- Past Fellows have ranged from small-town and regional general-assignment and crime reporters to war photographers and foreign correspondents for international news organizations.
- Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities.
‣ Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with no fewer than five years’ full-time journalism experience.
‣ Approximately half of the Fellowship participants are based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Mideast.
‣ All fellowship seminars are conducted in English. Fellows must be fluent in spoken English to participate in the program.
Selection criteria for Dart Ochberg Fellowships:
‣ Applicants are reviewed by a judging committee comprised of Dart Center staff, Fellowship core faculty and past Fellows.
‣ Selection is not based on any single factor.
‣ Among judges’ considerations are whether applicants:
- demonstrate consistent and thoughtful journalistic engagement with issues of violence, conflict, tragedy and their aftermath;
- have demonstrated journalistic excellence and leadership;
- will likely benefit personally and professionally from the Fellowship experience and contribute meaningfully to the program. Other considerations may include geographic and other diversity, and overall group composition.
‣ Selected fellows will be notified by email in early-November.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applicants can via Online Application
The Fellowship program will be held January, 16-21, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 1st September 30, 2016.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.