The Pulitzer Center is now accepting applications for Reporting Fellowships focused on issues related to Global Health Inequities and Climate Science. Current students at our Campus Consortium partners and recent graduates (classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) 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. Fellows will also be invited to participate in the Pulitzer Center's annual Washington Weekend event in D.C.
Applicants for the Global Health Inequities Fellowship should consider enterprise and underreported stories about COVID-19 inequities and other U.S. and global health system failures. We’re interested in systemic barriers to all sorts of care, including, but not limited to, COVID-19 vaccines and treatment. We’re also interested in stories about misinformation and politicization that impede improved access to care and preparation for future health crises. View related Pulitzer Center stories on our COVID-19 and Health issue pages.
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 December 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time). Reporting will take place in 2023.
Only current students and recent graduates (classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) of our Campus Consortium partner schools are eligible to apply. We are unable to accept applications from current students or alums of other universities.
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 [email protected] if you have questions.
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Info Session Recording
An informational webinar took place on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4:00pm EST. To view the recording, please click below.