The program is targeted at young professional journalists, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field OR Masters students in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university OR graduating seniors in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university.
- have U.S. citizenship and a valid U.S.-American passport
- permanently reside in the U.S.
- demonstrate relevant academic background and professional interests
The Berlin Capital Program is administered annually by the German-American Fulbright Commission on behalf of the German Foreign Office, which provides the funds for the seminar. This intensive program invites 15 young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media and German political and cultural institutions. The one-week program is conducted in English. German language proficiency is not required. Through observation, discussion, and research, participants will experience first-hand the German capital city of Berlin, its vibrant and diverse culture, and its fascinating history.
NUMBER OF GRANTS
Up to 15 grants are available.
Award benefits include program costs including hotel accommodation, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, local transportation, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a smal incidental allowance.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES
The application deadline for the 2015 Berlin Capital Program has expired. Information about the Berlin Capital Program 2016 will be announced on our website in the spring/summer of 2016.