Applications Open for U Revolution Media Fellowships!

Deadline: 15 July 2018

U Revolution is seeking applications for its Media Fellowships and offering 4 paid, non-residential global media fellowships to budding journalists or influencers who are passionate about changing the way organisation talk about chronic illness or disability. U Revolution Media Fellowships are meant to support up-and-coming media talent, giving them a launchpad for their future careers.

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Applicants are encouraged to pitch ideas for raw, authentic stories about any health condition: from cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease; mental illness, addiction or eating disorders; to MS and other mobility-affecting illnesses.

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  • Fellows will receive a €2,000 stipend (for the full period) to develop a creative work on the theme of awkward conversations that arise from chronic illness or disability to be published on U Revolution website.


A total of 4 Fellowships will be offered: one in each of the following categories.

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  • Revolutionary Writing Fellow
    • The Revolutionary Writing Fellowship will be awarded to one budding literary artist or journalist, who will be required to produce one of the following during the 6-month fellowship period:
      • a series of 6 full-feature, long-form blogposts or articles. These are not personal essays; rather they are in-depth, well-researched feature pieces that feature stories of other people, issues, or themes; or
      • an e-book (fiction, or non-fiction) – 3,000-5,000 Word or 15,000-20,000 Word; or
      • a weekly column – short blogposts, articles, or a ‘Dear Abby’-type column.
  • Revolutionary Visual Art Fellow
    • The Revolutionary Visual Art Fellowship will be awarded to one budding visual artist who will be required to produce one of the following during the 6-month fellowship period:
      • a photo series or photo essay (think “disabled Humans of New York”); or
      • a cartoon series; or
      • a Graphic Novel.
  • Revolutionary Podcast Fellow
    • The Revolutionary Podcast Fellowship will be awarded to one budding podcast producer who will be required to produce the following during the 6-month fellowship period:
      • Podcast series – 6 episodes
  • Revolutionary Video Fellow
    • The Revolutionary Video Fellowship will be awarded to one budding videographer who will be required to produce one of the following during the 6-month fellowship period:
      • a web-series – 6 episodes; or
      • a documentary short; or
      • a film short; or
      • an animated short.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U Revolution Fellowships are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit U Revolution.

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