Фонд ім. Роберта Боша у співпраці з Берлінською школою журналістики надають гранти на дослілження у межах стипендіальної програми «Місцеві журналісти» (далі — англ.).
Are you a reporter who simply wants to dig deeper and take the road less travelled? Who insists on exploring countries in ways they haven’t been seen before? Who is determined to discover new insights about people and the issues that affect them?
Robert Bosh Stiftung supports journalists committed to in-depth research and cross-border investigation.
Award program “Reporters in the Field” promotes high-quality research projects by journalists from German-speaking or non-German-speaking countries in Europe. We offer bi-annual grants of up to 5.000 € to journalists or reporters teams, for cross-border travel to pursue detailed research for an original news or feature story of their choice.
The program is hosted by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with the Berlin School of Journalism. It includes two separate workshops in Berlin at which the program fellows will meet with distinguished journalists to discuss their projects and current issues in the field of foreign reporting.
The program invites applications from journalists from the following non-German-speaking countries:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Hungary , Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Journalists from the non-German-speaking program countries are invited to propose research for stories based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
How to apply
Dialog and diversity are at the heart of our program, and we know that the best reporters come from vastly differing backgrounds.
At «Reporters in the Field», we embrace diversity.
Whilst we do have some eligibility criteria, what ultimately counts for us is your passion for excellence, your uncompromising standard of research, and your creativity in finding and pursuing your research topic. And of course, we want to see your completed story at the end – in whatever way you decide to produce and publish it!
The grants are awarded by an independent jury of distinguished international journalists.
The program is offered bi-anually with the following deadlines for application:
- Round I: 02. October, 2015
- Round II: 26. February, 2016
Applications should only be made in English via online portal.
We welcome applications from professional, freelance or staff journalists who work for media outlets (print, broadcast, Web, or cross-media) in one of the program countries. Applications can be made by individuals or reporter teams. No age limit applies.
Please review carefully FAQ on the site http://www.bosch-stiftung.de/ before applying.