Applications are open now for the Milena Jesenska Fellowship 2024–2025. The Milena Jesenska Fellowship program honors the Czech writer, journalist, and translator Milena Jesenska (1896–1944) by providing time off from professional obligations for journalists in Europe (including those in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey) to conduct in-depth study on a subject of their choice.

Milena Jesenska Fellowship 2024-2025
Milena Jesenska Fellowship 2024-2025

Milena Jesenska Fellowship 2024-2025 for European Journalists (EUR 3,000 stipend)

Fellowships from Milena Jesenska are meant to be an honor bestowed upon cultural journalists; the term “cultural” is used broadly to refer to a broad range of academic and creative disciplines. However, one of the primary research areas of the IWM may potentially be connected to the work of the candidates.

Benefits of the Milena Jesenska Fellowship 2024-2025

Furthermore, the IWM offers them a free office space with an internet connection, administrative and research facilities, and other services. Fellowships typically begin on the first and terminate on the last day of each month.

At the IWM in Vienna, Austria, four fellows are invited to spend three months apiece during the upcoming fellowship period (September 2024–June 2025). A monthly stipend of EUR 3,000 will be given to them.

Eligibility for the Milena Jesenska Fellowship 2024-2025 for European Journalists

  • Applications by entry-level journalists or students will not be accepted for interviews.
  • Journalists from Europe are welcome.
  • Applicants must have a stellar professional history and have worked for a number of years in print, broadcast, or online media.

Application for the Milena Jesenska Fellowship 2024-2025 for European Journalists

Application materials consist of the following:

  • A brief description of the project (limit 550 characters)
  • A list of publications is included in the curriculum vitae.
  • It is necessary to have two recommendation letters, at least one from a publisher, editor, or other journalist. One letter of recommendation from a scholar acquainted with the applicant’s work may also be submitted, if appropriate.
  • A project proposal that includes a work plan, the state of the art, techniques, and a description of the project’s goal (maximum 7,500 characters, including spaces)
  • A succinct motivation letter outlining the project’s potential benefits from time spent at the IWM, its connection to the organization’s mission and research, and specific goals for writing and research during the fellowship

All application materials should be in English.

Application Deadline: January 28, 2024


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