2007 McCloy Fellowships in Journalism Announced

The American Council on Germany is seeking applications for the McCloy Fellowships in Journalism. McCloy Fellowships provide American print, broadcast, and new-media journalists in relatively early stages of their careers with the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct on-site research and interviews and pursue stories of their own design. Fellows travel to Germany and/or other EU27 countries, provided that the project bears relevance for contemporary Germany within the wider EU context. The fellowship provides a stipend in the amount of $150 per day for up to 28 days abroad; transatlantic airfare and approved inter-city travel are also covered.

Past fellows have delved into issues such as immigration and integration in Germany, European labor practices, energy security, architecture and national identity, and comparative perspectives on a wide range of public policy issues, from health care to education. In 2007, Germany is in the international spotlight, as Berlin holds the rotating presidencies of both the European Union and the G-8, making it a particularly opportune time for American journalists to engage with Germany and Europe.

Fellows are chosen through a competitive process by a jury of distinguished journalists, including William M. Drozdiak, President of the American Council on Germany and former Chief European Correspondent for The Washington Post; Josh Friedman, Director of International Programs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting; and Michael Parks, Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and also a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

Journalists attached to media organizations as well as freelance journalists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship. At least one fellowship in 2007 will be awarded to a student enrolled in a graduate program in journalism at the time of application.

To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter outlining your personal and professional objectives for the fellowship; 2) a project proposal of at least two pages detailing the background and scope of your project, the general sources and institutions with whom you would like to consult while abroad, and the relevance of the project for transatlantic relations; 3) a current curriculum vitae; and 4) two letters of recommendation to:

Selection Committee, McCloy Fellowships in Journalism
American Council on Germany
14 East 60th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022

Application Postmark Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2007

For more information, please visit www.acgusa.org or contact Ted Mathys, ACG Program Coordinator, at 212-826-3636 or tmathys@acgusa.org.