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Thank you for your interest in the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship. Applications for the 2024-25 Fellowship are closed.

Applications for the 2023-24 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship are due by April 28, 2023.Apply for a 2022-2023 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship. The final application deadline was April 14, 2022. Please see below for information on the application process or click here to begin your application today.

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Applications for the 2023–24 program are now open. The deadline for all applications and required materials is Feb. 12, 2023. Apply Today!

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Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships are intended to allow journalists early in their careers to pursue major reporting and research projects they would otherwise be unable to undertake. Applicants should have less than 10 years’ experience as professional journalists and must be U.S. citizens. Projects are expected to include some reporting component and to be broadly supportive of the principles of a free society. Each fellowship provides $30,000 in grant income and $5,000 expense assistance. For more information about the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program, visit www.TFAS.org/Novak.

The application form requires the following information and materials:

  • CV or resume
  • Three published writing samples
  • Fellowship project proposal
  • Project budget statement
  • One letter of reference from someone familiar with your writing

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