The journalist fellowship allows journalists to spend four weeks to three months doing research at the Bibliotheca Hertziana. The goal is to establish a dialog with media representatives concerning the research topics at the Institute and to encourage academically based contributions on art history and related humanities topics in the media.
The call for applications is extended to salaried and freelance journalists from all media areas with several years of professional experience, who regularly cover academic subjects or topics from the area of art, art studies and related fields of research, and would like to pursuit their own project in dialog with the Institute's scholars.
The fellows actively participate in the Institute's research program and are in close contact with the international research groups and scholars cooperating with each other at the Institute. The fellowship is intended to offer time and space to the participating journalists so that they can take advantage of the exceptional research resources of the Hertziana and familiarize themselves with new topics. It also gives them an insight into the study methods and research objectives being pursued at the institute, and in turn helps improve the researchers' understanding and knowledge of the media representatives' work methods.
We expect our fellows to give a lecture or workshop on the subject of academic journalism/communication and to submit a final report on their research topic at the end of their stay.
The fellowship residency at BHMPI is expressly intended to promote independent journalism. There is no expectation that the participating journalists will report on the Institute's research work.
The application should include a letter of recommendation from the responsible editor-in-chief (for salaried journalists), a curriculum vitae, a selection of relevant work samples (five at most) and a project outline for the topic you attend to address during your stay.