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Founded by the East-West Center in 1967, the Jefferson Fellowships offer print and broadcast journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands the unique opportunity to gain on-the-ground perspectives and build international networks to enhance their reporting through an intensive one-week education and dialogue seminar at the East-West Center in Honolulu followed by a two week reporting tour in the Asia Pacific-U.S. region.
2020 Program Theme: Inequality in the U.S. and Asia: Drivers, Consequences, and Policy Responses
Destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong SAR, China; Jakarta, Indonesia
Dates: April 12 - May 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2020
About the Jefferson Fellowships: U.S. and Asia Pacific journalists participate in a three-week study, dialogue and travel reporting program to deepen their knowledge of key regional issues and build international networks to enhance coverage of the Asia Pacific region.
Who Can Apply: Working print, broadcast, and on-line journalists in the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Five years of experience preferred. English fluency required.
Funding: The Jefferson Fellowships are funded by the Freeman Foundation, the Mary Mogan Hewett Fund, and the East-West Center. These funds provide for 10-14 full or partial scholarships, including approximately 2-4 for qualified American journalists and 8-10 for Asia Pacific journalists.
All participants, regardless of amount of scholarship, must pay an $800 programming fee to cover costs not provided by the scholarship funds. Participants are also responsible for all applicable visa fees, any additional visa-related expenses, health insurance and baggage fees.