Media professionals worldwide can apply for a fellowship in Columbia, Missouri.
The fellowship program, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), invites proposals from people who have innovative ideas to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.
RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects that focus on solving problems created by filter bubbles, fake news and mistrust of the news media.
The institute offers residential, nonresidential and institutional fellowships. Residential fellows spend eight months on the Missouri campus, taking advantage of the intellectual and technological resources of RJI and the university while interacting with Missouri faculty and students. These fellows receive a US$10,000 monthly stipend, plus a one-time US$10,000 housing allowance.
Nonresidential fellowships are designed for employees of a news, technology or related company who have ideas they can develop while continuing in their jobs. These fellows receive a US$20,000 stipend for the eight-month program, paid in US$2,500 monthly installments.
The US$20,000 institutional fellowship stipend is paid to the company or institution and can be used to hire a freelancer or temporary contractor to fill in for an employee as needed or for other project needs.
The deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.
For more information, www.rjionline.org