The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program
Working Print and Online Journalists Eligible for $50,000
Thomas L. Phillips, brit Hume and Stephen Hayes present TFAS Trustee Fred Barnes with the Thomas L. Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award. Pictured (l.-r.) Phillips, Barnes, Hume and Hayes.
If you are a working journalist with less than 10 years of professional experience in print or online journalism, you are eligible to apply for an exciting fellowship program offered by the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program. Applicants propose a one-year writing project on a topic of their choosing, focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, the Foundation awards separate fellowships on the environment, on free enterprise and on law enforcement.
Launched in 1994, the Novak Fellowship Program offers full-time $50,000 fellowships and part-time $25,000 fellowships. The full-time fellowships include a $40,000 fellowship grant and up to $10,000 to reimburse expenses. The part-time fellowships comprise a $20,000 grant and up to $5,000 for expenses.
A journalistic project funded under this program should be original and publishable. It will be delivered in four quarterly installments with the potential to be published sequentially in a periodical publication or all together as a book.
In addition to the funds set aside to reimburse the Fellow's expenses - $10,000 for a full-time fellowship and $5,000 for a part-time fellowship - the fellowship grant will be paid in four increments to correspond with completion of the quarterly writing installments.
Applications for the 2014 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships will be accepted starting in November of 2013. To view the application online, visit www.TFAS.org/NovakFellowships/Apply. Applications and materials must be submitted online or postmarked by Feb. 11, 2014. Finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C., next spring for interviews with the judges, and the winners will be announced at an awards dinner at the National Press Club. The fellowships will commence on Sept. 1. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.