When are applications for a fellowship accepted?

We are accepting applications from Jan 1 to Feb 3, 2023 for those interested in fellowships. There are three rounds of applications & interviews before the final fellows are awarded. The start date of the fellowships will be July 10, 2023.

Who should apply?

As the only impact oriented and most flexible journalism fellowship program in the country, we have no requirements for applying for a Fellowship. You can be located anywhere, currently employed in journalism or not, of any age or experience. We are first and foremost looking for great ideas and people who have the passion and drive to make them a reality.

What is the goal of the RJI Fellowship Program?

The RJI Fellowship program is focused on creating accessible, free and innovative resources that address a current need, gap or challenge in journalism. Each fellow is expected to produce monthly articles, attend monthly meetings, visit RJI once with their fellowship cohort for training and sessions – and ultimately, launch a resource for journalists and newsrooms to utilize.

What resources are available?

RJI is located on the campus of the Missouri School of Journalism, giving Fellows access to all the resources of a major research university in addition to RJI’s resources.