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The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program

TFAS Trustee Fred Barnes (left) presents John Stossel (right) of the Fox Business Network with the 2014 Thomas L. Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award during the 21st Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner at the National Press Club. 

The 2014 Novak Fellows will spend a year working on writing projects supportive of American culture and a free society. Front Row (l.-r) Lewis McCrary, Kyle Peterson and Jonathan Cassidy. Back Row (l.-r.) Marc Fitch, Aaron MacLean and Margot Lurie.

On Monday, May 5, TFAS announced six winners of its 2014 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships. The announcement was made during the 21st Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The six young journalists were awarded a combined total of $160,000 for year-long writing projects. In addition, Fox Business Network's John Stossel was honored with the 2014 Thomas L. Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by TFAS Trustee Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard. 

Click Here to View a Photo Gallery from the 2014 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner

About The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program:

Working journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience in print or online journalism are eligible to apply for 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 program 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. 

The application period for the 2014-15 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships has closed. For questions or information on applying for the 2015-16 Novak Fellowships program, please contact Vanessa Henderson at vhenderson@TFAS.org

 

 

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