Applications are open for Daniel Pearl Fellowship program, to offer special fellowships to honor the life and work of journalist Daniel Pearl.

Program Goals

  • To provide the fellow with experience in reporting, writing, editing, and editorial decision-making that will enhance future professional performance;
  • To expose the fellow to the technological changes that are occurring in the industry;
  • To enable the fellow to gain a practical understanding of the function and significance of the free press in American society;
  • To transfer knowledge gained on the program to colleagues at home;
  • To foster continuing ties between free press institutions and journalists in the United States and their counterparts in other countries.


  • The fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic U.S. travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.


  • Journalists who are citizens of Muslim-majority countries
  • Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial departments of independent newspapers, magazines, wire services, or online publications of general public interest
  • At least three years of full-time professional experience as a journalist
  • Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old
  • A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism
  • Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with other journalists at home
  • Endorsement from the management of the home news organization
  • Excellent commands of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English.

DEADLINE: August 31 2017

To apply and for more information visit here

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