The Berlin Capital Program 2017 is scheduled for Nov 12 - 19, 2017.
The Berlin Capital Program, organized by the Fulbright Commission Berlin invites up to 15 young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a seminar which informs participants about current developments in German media and politics. The program will be conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission.
For the purpose of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and for promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society.
In discussions with media professionals, the journalists will learn about the role of the media in the political decision-making process in Germany, and will gain closer insights into the transformation of the German media landscape and how these changes affect the functions and responsibilities of journalists and their dialogue with the public. The program will further investigate the challenges and opportunities related to the continuing process of European integration and offer first-hand experiences in the German capital Berlin, its diverse culture, and its changing course of history. Last but not least, the results of the German Federal election on September 24, 2017 and its impact on German and International politics will be discussed with experts.
The participants will depart from the U.S. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in order to arrive in Berlin on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
The award benefits include program costs including round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, hotel accommodation (single rooms, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must be a U.S.
young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field,
or a Master’s student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university,
or a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university.
Please download and save the Application Form under file name: “BCP2017_Lastname, Firstname.pdf” (use Adobe Reader 11 only). Fill out the application form electronically and save again. Send the completed application form as an e-mail attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Statement of Motivation (please use Fulbright form)
b. Outline of Professional Interests (please use Fulbright form)
c. Curriculum Vitae
d. Five of your most recent journalistic work samples (weblinks will only be accepted from radio/TV-journalists and must be included in the Statement of Motivation and hyperlinks sent by Email to allow for direct access)
f. Academic transcripts
Please note that two separate files must reach us by July 3, 2017 from the applicant: the completed electronic application form (in order to process your data electronically) and the pdf-file which includes the scans of the signed application form plus all supporting documents. Please do not send us your application by postal mail and note that incomplete applications and illegible files cannot be considered.
4. Letter of Recommendation (please use Fulbright form)
The letter of recommendation should be written by a professional supervisor (if applicant is a young professional journalist) or from a professor (if applicant is a student) and be sent separately to the Fulbright Commission as a pdf-scan bearing signature and, if possible, institutional stamp. The email address is email@example.com
Application Deadline: July 3, 2017.