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Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Application


  • 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.

    Fellowships provide $35,000 in grant support and expense assistance. A second tier – “Full Fellowships” – provides grant support and expense assistance up to $75,000, with the expectation that Full Fellows will not have other full-time employment for the duration of their fellowship. For more information about the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program, visit www.TFAS.org/Novak.

    To apply, fill out the following form by Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Submit the required application materials in the spaces provided. Any materials you are unable to submit electronically can be sent to us by mail at the address below and must be postmarked by Feb. 12, 2018. Enclose six copies of each document sent by mail. 

    Daniel McCarthy, Director
    Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program
    The Fund for American Studies
    1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    *  If you are serving as a reference for a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship applicant, please click here and fill out the form.