Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Kellen Fellowships 2010 By The American Council On Germany (ACG)

The American Council on Germany (ACG) is seeking applications for 2010 Anna-Maria and Stephen M. Kellen Fellowships. Kellen Fellowships provide an opportunity for exceptional German print, broadcast, and new-media journalists who live and work in Berlin to travel to the United States for up to 21 days to conduct interviews with policymakers and cultural leaders, research timely articles, and gain an introduction to the inner workings of the American press system. Fellowships may be extended for up to 7 additional days if a compelling need for extra time is demonstrated in the application.

Kellen Fellowships provide transatlantic roundtrip airfare, pre-approved inter-city travel, and a daily stipend of $200 to cover housing, meals, and local transportation. Fellows are encouraged to travel to multiple cities in the United States to conduct research and interviews, consult their peers, and pursue stories of their own interest and design. Travel to the United States must take place within one year of being awarded the fellowship. Fellows develop their itineraries in close consultation with the American Council on Germany, and within 60 days following the completion of the trip, fellows are required to submit a report
summarizing their findings.

Past fellows have investigated issues such as the American education system, the future of political journalism, bankruptcy in the U.S., water shortage in the Southwest, and comparative perspectives on a wide range of other public policy issues. Fellows’ research often results in newspaper articles or broadcasts, and several fellows have expanded their projects into books.

Applicants must be mid-career journalists who hold German citizenship and live and work in Berlin. Working knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite for a fellowship.

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;
3) the general sources and institutions with whom you would like to consult while in the United States, and the relevance of the project;
4) a current resume;
5) two letters of recommendation;
6) several recent writing clips; and
7) (if applicable) a statement outlining why an extension beyond 21 days is preferred.

Applications should be sent to:
Kellen Fellowship Program
American Council on Germany
14 East 60th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022

Application Postmark Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2010

Inquiries may be addressed to Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator, at rcammarota@acgusa.org or 212-826-3636.

Further Information: http://www.acgusa.org

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