Pulitzer Center Update

Call for 'Beyond War' Reporting Proposals from Campus Consortium Partner Students and Alums

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A Rohingya refugee displays her burn scars. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.

The Pulitzer Center is offering a special reporting fellowship opportunity in 2018 focused on "Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace."

We invite current students and recent graduates of our 35 Campus Consortium partners (classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018), working from any platform, to pitch a project focused on causes of conflict, an underreported nonviolent response to conflicts, or peace efforts.

Applications with an international focus, as well as those related to the United States, will be accepted. Up to two projects will be selected, each receiving a $3,000 stipend. Selected individuals will become part of the 2018 cohort of Campus Consortium student fellows.

Two additional opportunities will be made available to these "Beyond War" fellows:

  • Attendance at "Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace," a Pulitzer Center conference exploring the root causes of conflict and how to solve them short of war. The conference is set for June 2-3, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and involves journalists, editors, policy-makers, academics and NGOS among others. Travel costs and accommodations will be covered by the Pulitzer Center.

  • Participation in the Pulitzer Center Washington Weekend on October 26-27, 2018. This annual event for student fellows exposes them and their professors to the work of other fellows, provides an opportunity to network with professional journalists and editors, and further broadens horizons. Travel costs and accommodations will be covered by the Pulitzer Center.

Through the "Beyond War" conference, the student reporting and work of the professional journalists we support, we hope to raise awareness of some of the most underreported aspects of conflicts. These include the often inter-connected drivers of conflicts and levers of peace. We also aim to draw attention to successful models of peacebuilding and diplomacy. The crucial role of journalism in this space—for good and ill—will also be discussed.

This reporting fellowship for Campus Consortium students and alums is yet another example of the Pulitzer Center’s programs to engage students in international affairs. In 2016, we offered two students from our Campus Consortium fellowships to cover HIV/AIDS issues. In 2017, we awarded students a fellowship to participate in a competition to produce a documentary short in collaboration with the New York Times Op Docs and Tribeca Film Institute.

Eligibility

The 'Beyond War' fellowship is open to all current students and recent graduates of our 35 Campus Consortium partners (classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018). Writers, photographers, radio and podcast producers, and filmmakers are eligible to apply. All application documents must be written in English.

Deadlines

Applications are due April 23, 2018, at 11:59pm EDT and must be submitted online at studentfellows@pulitzercenter.org – with the subject line: Beyond War—Campus Consortium.

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Selected projects will be announced by May 15, 2018.