Call for application: Transatlantic Media Fellowship 2019

Deadline: March 17


The Transatlantic Media Fellowships support well-researched transatlantic journalism. Each year, the Heinrich Böll Foundation sponsors a select number of journalists from the US and Europe for an independent, transatlantic trip to research stories relevant to the foundation’s work on climate and energy policy, foreign and security policy, shared challenges to democracy, as well as technology and digital policy. Fellowships are selected annually and are open to journalists in any medium.


The Heinrich Böll Foundation offers a stipend of $3,500. The stipend is partially paid in advance to cover travel costs related to the project and partially paid after completion of the reporting.


Who can apply?

We seek journalists with a strong track record of publications, working in any medium, who offer new perspectives on transatlantic policy debates.


We will give special consideration to journalists:

  • from regional or local media outlets who can demonstrate that transatlantic reporting is a new and important perspective for their audience
  • women and journalists from diverse backgrounds
  • whose story ideas would be informative for regional or local policy debates
  • who may not otherwise have the opportunity to conduct transatlantic research

Note: We do not require fellows to be citizens of either the US or the EU; however, fellows are responsible for securing their own visas, if necessary. We can provide a letter of support for the visa application process.


Please note that eligibility criteria differ by issue area. 

The issue areas are Climate & Energy Policy, Democracy, Foreign & Security Policy, and Technology & Digital Policy.


For more information about the Transatlantic Media Fellowship go to

Applications can be submitted here.