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ICFJ’s Arthur F. Burns Fellowship 2022 for U.S., Canadian and German Journalists.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

ICFJ’s longest-running program, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship provides talented young U.S., German and Canadian journalists the opportunity to live and work in each other’s country. This highly personalized and practical program improves the quality of news coverage in each country and strengthens the transatlantic relationship.

Among the mid-career journalists reporting on international affairs in Germany today, at least half are Burns alumni. Many U.S. alumni, who began in small community news organizations, have moved to positions of greater influence and breadth.

The fellowship’s broader significance is in its contribution to the quantity and quality of news coverage of Germany, the United States and Canada. Each recent class of fellows has produced more than 225 stories during its time across the Atlantic. Fellows represent every type of media outlet, from The Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, The Seattle Times and NPR, to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ZDF and Der Spiegel. They come from across each country and cover the spectrum of different beats. Their influence on readers, viewers and listeners is diverse and far-reaching.


  • This competitive program is open to U.S., Canadian and German journalists between the age of 21-40, who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work freelance and/or online.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in North American-European affairs.
  • Applicants should have two years of professional, full-time journalism experience.
  • German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged.


  • Each North American fellow receives a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses during the 9-week-long fellowship in Germany. Participants also receive $1,200 for travel expenses or a travel voucher, and the program also pays living expenses during the orientation in Washington, D.C. 

Official Website: ICFJ’s Arthur F. Burns Fellowship 2022



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