Boston University Journalism Fellowship Deadline

in College of Communication, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases
June 18th, 2007

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu
Contact: Elizabeth Amrien, 617-358-2778 | eamrien@bu.edu

(Boston) — Applications are being accepted through August 31, 2007, for the Milena Jesenská Fellowships for North American Journalists, sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University.

The program will enable two U.S. or Canadian journalist to spend up to three months in Europe working on a European topic of their choice, enlarging their knowledge of social and political issues there, and establishing working contacts with European journalists, politicians, and opinion makers.

Each recipient gets a $12,500 stipend, office, PC with Internet connection, travel money, and access to the research services and programs of the Institute’s sister institution in Vienna where they will be based. Duration of the fellowships and start dates are negotiable for between Oct. 1, 2007, and Sept.30, 2008.

The IHS fellowships, in their third year, are named for Czech journalist Milena Jesenská, whose resistance to Nazism led to her death in a concentration camp in 1944. The sister institution — the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) — has sponsored similar fellowships for European journalists since 1998.

The first fellowship was awarded in 2005 to Sarah Wildman, Senior Correspondent for American Prospect, for a project entitled “Abroad at Home: Muslims and Jews in Modern Europe.” Current Fellows include Meline Toumani of The New York Times Magazine for a project on the influence of EU membership negotiations on the Turkish legal system and the role of the Turkish courts in shaping Turkey’s international image in the early stages of negotiations; Aleksandra Starr, another New York City-based journalist, for a series of dispatches for Slate magazine on how immigration is being understood and handled in Austria, Ireland, and Spain; and Julie Denesha, photojournalist and picture editor at the Washington Times, whose project takes on the centuries-old difficulty of the Roma being accepted and justly treated in Europe as the European Union moves its boundary further eastward.

More fellowship application details see:
http://www.iwm.at/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=117&Itemid=261

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