This post was originally published on September 1, 2021. It was updated on October 18, 2021.
The Pulitzer Center is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships focused on issues related to one of the following: Gender Equality, Justice, and Climate Science. Current students at our Campus Consortium partners and recent graduates (classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) are encouraged to apply.
Individuals may submit no more than one application. Applicants may propose projects on multiple platforms—text and/or multimedia, including video, audio, and documentary photography.
Selected winners will be awarded a $3,000 stipend. They will receive mentorship from the Pulitzer Center staff and grantees, network with professional reporters and editors, and participate in workshops to build journalism—virtually or in person, when feasible.
If interested in submitting a proposal for a Gender Equality Fellowship, consider stories that elevate the voices of communities not often represented in the media, highlight resilience, and/or tackle systemic issues related to gender or women’s empowerment using data and investigative reporting. View related Pulitzer Center stories here on our issue pages for Women and LGBTQIA Rights. Applications with a global focus, as well as those related to the United States, will be accepted.
Justice Fellowship applicants may wish to consider the following: What constitutes criminal behavior and why? How do identity and circumstance play into the criminalization of individuals? What are the links between civil rights, human rights, education, and the environment? What protections are there for individuals seeking asylum or facing deportation? View related Pulitzer Center stories here on our Criminal Justice issue page. Applications with a global focus, as well as those related to the United States, will be accepted.
Applicants for the Climate Science Fellowship may want to focus on new scientific discoveries, changes in local atmospheric conditions, weather patterns, or their local biosphere; changes to your local coastlines, fisheries and marine life, parks and wilderness areas, water supplies or agricultural areas; health impacts related to climate change; and changes in the local environment caused by state or local environmental regulations; and sustainable solutions. View related Pulitzer Center stories on our Environment and Climate Change and Connected Coastlines issue pages. Applications must be related to the United States, but may also include an international component.
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time). Selections will be announced on December 1, 2021. Reporting will take place in 2022.
Only current students and recent graduates (classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) of our Campus Consortium partner schools are eligible to apply.
Applications must include the following:
- A description of the proposed project and timeline in no more than 250 words
- A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs for travel, ground transportation, lodging, meals, visas, and local reporting partner/translator fees, if needed.
- A copy of your resume
- Three samples of published work, either print or multimedia
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
- Distribution avenues you are considering, in addition to the Pulitzer Center website
- Applications may also include a more detailed description of the project, including a list of potential sources, but the most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Download the application here: