Don’t Miss the March 10 Deadline to Apply to the Fellowship!

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If you have an idea for a big story and want to report it to the highest standard, with top-notch editorial support and a generous expenses budget, apply for the Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. The deadline for applications is March 10.

After 14 years of supporting journalists across the Balkans, we are now also accepting applications from mid-career journalists in Visegrad Group countries — Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Each year, 10 journalists are chosen by an independent jury to receive a €3,000 bursary, close editorial supervision and mentoring and the chance to be published in the most influential regional and international media. In addition, the top three articles will receive awards.

The application form, guidelines and further information about the Fellowship are available online at

To maximise your chances of winning a place on the programme, read these tips from our editors, based on their experience reviewing hundreds of applications. You can also learn about the programme first-hand from last year’s winners.

For more information about the Fellowship and the application process, write to us at [email protected].

Experienced journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia are eligible to apply.

Don’t miss the chance to become part of a growing network of journalists across the region committed to excellence in their profession.