2021 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Application
Instructions for applicants
Complete the form below to apply for a 2021 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship. You will not be able to save your work if you leave this page, so review the application before you begin and make sure you have all the required materials.
The fellowship runs for one year, and fellows submit written installments of their reporting project every second month.
Fellows receive grant income of $30,000 and are awarded a further $5,000 to cover project expenses.
Fellows are required to attend occasional retreats and other events organized by The Fund for American Studies during their fellowship. This typically means 2-4 events per year. (The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to some substitution of on-line for in-person events.)
U.S. citizens with no more than ten years of professional experience in journalism are eligible to apply.
In addition to the form below, applicants are asked to provide two letters of reference from persons familiar with their work, such as editors, professors, other journalists, Novak Fellowship alumni, or other professional contacts.
Reference letters can be submitted here or emailed to Daniel McCarthy, director of professional journalism fellowships, at dmccarthy@TFAS.org.
You may also contact Daniel McCarthy at dmccarthy@TFAS.org if you have any questions about the application or the fellowship.
Applications are due by Monday, April 12.
Finalists will be invited to interview with our panel of judges via Zoom or another video conference service in May. Fellowships will begin in the Fall.