Edward R Murrow Fellowship for Foreign Correspondents
Awarded by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
To help the Fellow increase his or her competency in reporting and interpreting events abroad and to give him or her a period of nearly a year of sustained analysis and writing, free from the daily pressures that characterize journalistic life.
Open to any correspondent, editor or producer for radio, television, a newspaper or a magazine widely available in the United States of America who has covered international news. Eligibility is limited to those individuals who are authorized to work in the United States and who will continue to be authorized for the duration of the fellowship.
A stipend equivalent to the salary relinquished, not to exceed US$65,000 for 9 months
Application is primarily by nomination. A nomination letter must be submitted to the main address. The nomination letter may be submitted by a Council member, a former or current Murrow Fellow, the candidate's employer, or the candidates themselves. The nomination letter should confirm the candidate's eligibility as well as provide a brief description of their background and why the nominator believes the candidate to be an appropriate prospect for the Fellowship. For those candidates who choose to nominate themselves, their letter should address the same aforementioned issues in addition to providing a copy of their most recent curriculum vitae. Nominees who meet the criteria of the programme will then be forwarded an application form.
February 4th is the deadline for nominations and March 14th is the application deadline.
- Professional development
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to United States of America foreign policy. The Council accomplishes this mainly by promoting constructive debates and discussions, clarifying world issues and publishing Foreign Affairs, the leading journal on global issues.