Campus Consortium Student Fellows
The Pulitzer Center offers fellowships to students at Campus Consortium partners to pursue international reporting projects. Pulitzer Center staff and journalists advise the student throughout the process. Final projects are featured on the Pulitzer Center website and in other news-media outlets (among them, NPR's Goats and Soda, Global Health Now, Huffington Post, News Deeply, Nautilus, and The Atlantic). Students are encouraged to produce work in various media: articles, video, and photo essays.
The Pulitzer Center hosts an annual fellows weekend in Washington, D.C., to expose students (and their professors) to the work of other fellows, provide an opportunity to network with professional journalists and editors, and further broaden horizons.
Students at Campus Consortium member schools are eligible to apply for international reporting fellowships and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on the project.
Find out how your university can become a Campus Consortium member by contacting Ann Peters, apeters[at]pulitzercenter.org
Deadline: Determined by the participating schools.
What we're looking for: The Pulitzer Center is interested in reporting projects that focus on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The Pulitzer Center's definition of "crisis" is broad - it is not limited to "conflict" reporting. We see great value in covering the too often under-reported systemic level crises, from environmental, global health, and women and children's issues to struggles for resources, human rights abuses, post-conflict reconstruction, or brewing ethnic tensions. We are interested in the stories that would typically not make the headlines without our support.
How to apply:
- Each Campus Consortium partner school has a separate application process and may have additional application requirements that go beyond the application form on the Pulitzer Center website. Please consult with your school to make sure you know the deadline, the amount of the fellowship offered, how you should submit your application, and whether there are requirements in addition to the completion of this application. Students who are asked to use the Pulitzer Center application will find the attachment below.
- If you are required to submit directly to the Pulitzer Center, please send your application to: student fellows[at]pulitzercenter.org
If selected, the Pulitzer Center staff will work with the Fellows to further refine the project and support distribution.
Read more about the student reporting fellowships:
Over the course of the five weeks I spent on the islands, I learned more about myself, about Kiribati, and about reporting than I ever expected. This fellowship was the single most important factor in my decision to pursue a career in international reporting on climate change. -Janice Cantieri, 2014 Washington University in St. Louis student fellow, Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellow for 2015-2016, 2016 Comer Scholar at Medill School of Journalism
The Center's outreach and education work, in addition to the different ways it’s sustaining quality journalism, is impressive. I was personally inspired by the work and structure of the Pulitzer Center, and one day wish to start something similar in Pakistan or support similar initiatives in the country. -Shakeeb Asrar, Northwestern University in Qatar Student Fellow
Hearing about all of the other fellows' work was inspiring, and I feel that strong connections were forged between all of the student fellows. Listening to the stories from people in Kirotshe and Goma forever has changed my life and the way I see the world. -Daniel Socha, Kent State University Student Fellow