The International Reporting Project (IRP) is currently accepting applications for its reporting Fellowships on Women’s Rights and LGBTI Rights.
These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.
Applicants may propose any stories that focus upon women’s rights and LGBTI rights. Topics might include:
- gender- and orientation-based discrimination and violence;
- human trafficking;
- early marriage;
- the role of culture and religion;
- reproductive, sexual and maternal health;
- vulnerability to and leadership on climate change;
- the effects of conflict upon marginalized communities;
- Special consideration will be given to applicants from and projects in Central America, Francophone West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. We encourage applicants to propose stories and destinations not covered by recent IRP fellows, although some exceptions may be made.
- Staffers and freelancers alike are encouraged to apply. The fellowships are intended for professional journalists who have worked for years as professionals and who have a record of outstanding achievement in reporting for influential media outlets. (This fellowship is not intended for students or for recent graduates without professional reporting experience.)
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit an online application form available on the website.
- Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama
- Francophone West Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, French Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin and Niger
- South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
- Southeast Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Brunei, Timor-Leste
For more information, please visit Reporting Fellowships 2016.