Experienced journalists from any nationality interested in covering immigration issues can apply for a fellowship with the French-American Foundation which is now accepting applications for the Immigration Journalism Fellowship 2013.
The Immigration Journalism Fellowship aims to provide media professionals of all nationalities and working in all forms of media (web, print, documentary, photography, etc.) with the financial means to produce independent, responsible and challenging work on migration and integration.
The French-American Foundation is seeking meaningful, visionary stories on under-reported topics with a strong social justice component and with the potential to advance public debate on the issue. The Foundation particularly seeks both creative content and format, and all types of stories will be considered (local, global, cultural, economic, etc.). All stories are expected to comply with journalism ethics of fairness and responsibility.
Worth of Awards
Fellows will receive US$10,000 to produce groundbreaking pieces on immigration over a four-to six-month period.
Candidates can be from any medium with at least three years’ professional journalism experience. Final works must be published in English or French in the United States or Europe. Freelancers or teams of up to three journalists can also apply. Journalists should have  outstanding achievements in the field and the ability to work in English or French (the final work must be published in either language). When applying, candidates must have already secured a commitment from a European or U.S. media outlet to publish the work produced. Journalists can apply individually, but teams of up to three journalists can also apply for a single fellowship and share the funds towards completing their project. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
How to Apply
You can apply by downloading  should  download the application folder containing a Checklist & Instructions PDF that you should read first, along with four forms: a General Information Form, a Project Synopsis Form, a Work Sample Form and a Budget Form. You  must also  submit a general form, resume, three work samples, two recommendation letters, a project synopsis form with a budget and a letter from the media organization committed to publishing the immigration story.
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is February 2013
For more information, and to apply,  click here