Applications are invited for Daniel Pearl Fellowship from professional journalists of Muslim-majority countries. This six month fellowship is awarded for journalists to work full time at U.S. host news organizations while developing their journalism skills. The application deadline is August 1, 2015.

Brief Description: Sharing the same goals, the Daniel Pearl Foundation partnered with Press Partners in 2003 to offer special fellowships to honor the life and work of journalist Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal South Asia bureau chief who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. Daniel Pearl Fellows – ten from Pakistan, four from Egypt and one from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen – have worked at The Berkshire Eagle/North Adams Transcript, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, ProPublica, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post (DC bureau), and The Wall Street Journal (Atlanta, New York and DC bureaus).

Eligibility:
-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;
-An excellent command of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English.

Award Includes: 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. It is highly recommended that fellows bring additional money with them. While family members may visit, they cannot accompany the fellow for the duration of the fellowship.

Study Program: This is six month fellowship program for Journalists to work full time at U.S. host news organizations.

Study Major: Fellowship is awarded to develop journalism skills.

Host Organization: US host news organizations.

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: Muslim journalists from the following countries are eligible to apply for the Daniel Pearl Fellowships: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen.

Governing Body: Daniel Pearl Foundation and Press Partners

Application Procedure: Applications should be sent via e-mail.

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is August 1, 2015.

For more details visit the official site.