Russel Sage Foundation is inviting applications from journalists for its 2022 visiting Journalist Fellowship programme in the USA.

There is a long, rich history of journalists writing and reporting compellingly about topics related to the Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) mission to “improve the social and living conditions in the United States.” The growth of economic inequality and its consequences, inequities in educational achievement and attainment, the impact of modern immigration, and recent racial tensions over urban policing are all examples of topics addressed by journalists that are central to RSF programs, and which have been the subject of study by RSF scholars and grantees.

In conducting original research on a wide range of social, political, and economic conditions and presenting those findings to the public, journalists are critical to our understanding of Americans’ lives and lived experiences.


Worth of Award

  • RSF will pay visiting journalists a stipend of $8,000 per month for full-time visits of up to three months (a maximum stipend of $24,000 per individual fellowship; provided space is available, selected fellows may opt to stay up to four months with a stipend of $6,000/month).
  • Fellows are provided with an office at the Foundation, computers and software, library access, and limited research assistance.
  • Applicants who reside outside of the greater New York City area may be provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF, if available


Applicants should be journalists with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience who write or report on social, economic, or political conditions in the United States.

How to Apply

  • Visit their online application portal, create an account, and complete the application form
  • Submit a letter describing the project to be undertaken while in residence at the Foundation through the portal (Note: No more than 5 pages describing the project, single-spaced, with standard 11 or 12-point font, and 1-inch margins)
  • Your letter should also include an appendix of up to 20 pages that illustrates or include an example(s) of prior work; you may also submit a short appendix with links to examples.
  • Submit an up-to-date abbreviated CV (maximum of 5 pages) through the portal

Deadline: application closes June 28, 2022 (11:59pm ET)


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