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The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program

The 2016 Novak Fellows receive their awards during a dinner at the National Press Club in D.C. To read about the 2016 Fellows and their writing projects, click here.

TFAS honored Bret Baier of Fox News Channel and Andrew Ferguson of The Weekly Standard during the 23rd Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner on May 11. Click here to view photos from the evening.

Bret Baier of "Special Report with Bret Baier" accepts the Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Award for Outstanding Reporting at the 23rd Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner. View a video recording of the awards dinner.

Applications are now open for the 2017-18 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Program. Apply Online Today: www.TFAS.org/Novak/Apply

TFAS is searching for outstanding print and electronic journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience to apply for our 2017-18 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships. This prestigious year-long program awards $75,000 full-time fellowships and $35,000 part-time fellowships for writing projects committed to advancing constitutional principles, a democratic society and a vibrant free-enterprise system.

Submitted projects should be both original and publishable. Full-time and part-time award winners will deliver four quarterly writing installments with the potential to be published sequentially or as a book. There are also Alumni Fund Fellowships funded by donations from former and current Novak Fellows. Alumni Fund Fellowship winners write one magazine-length article on their topic. Applicants should indicate the intended publishing outlet for their completed project.

Winners will be announced at the annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner at the National Press Club. The evening will also honor the 2017 recipients of the Thomas L. Phillips Career Achievement Award and the Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Award for Outstanding Journalism. Recent recipients of these prestigious awards include 2016 Phillips Award recipient Andrew Ferguson of The Weekly Standard and 2016 Tomlinson Award recipient Bret Baier of Fox News Channel. Click here to view a list of all past award recipients. 

More than 250 prominent journalists and guests attended the event to celebrate the best in American journalism. Proceeds from the evening support the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program. 

View a video recording of the 23rd Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner

View photos of the 23rd Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner

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Click here to begin your application online, or click here to view a PDF sample application of the information required. Applications and materials must be submitted online or postmarked by Feb. 13, 2017. 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.

For questions or more information on applying for the 2017-18 Novak Fellowships program, please visit our FAQ page or contact Vanessa Henderson at vhenderson@TFAS.org

About The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program:

The Novak Journalism Fellowship Program was launched in 1994 to nurture a new generation of responsible journalists. Legendary journalist Robert Novak provided the inspiration for the program, which was named in his honor following his passing in 2009. Novak Fellows devote a full year to a journalism project supportive of American culture, a free society and free enterprise.

The Novak program has awarded 135 fellowships over the past two decades to promising young journalists who are climbing the ranks as groundbreaking reporters, editors, editorial page writers, columnists and authors. Novak Fellows include Steve Hayes (AIPES 94, Novak 00) of The Weekly Standard and Fox News, Mollie Hemingway (Novak 04) of The Federalist and Tim Carney (Novak 03) of the Washington Examiner.

 

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