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The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program

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. 

The 2016 Novak Fellowship Award recipients will devote the next year to a journalism project, of their choosing, that is supportive of American culture, a free society and free enterprise. To read about the 2016 Fellows and their writing projects, click here.

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) announced six winners of its 23rd annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships during a gala evening at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 11, 2016. The six young journalists were awarded a total of $135,000 to undertake yearlong writing projects on topics of American culture, democratic society and free enterprise. 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. 

Visit our Fellowship Winners page to read about the 2016 Novak Fellows and their writing projects.

The evening also honored two distinguished journalists: Andrew Ferguson, senior editor of The Weekly Standard, was awarded the annual Thomas L. Phillips Career Achievement Award in recognition of his distinguished career in journalism; and the Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Award for Outstanding Journalism was presented to Bret Baier, chief political anchor at Fox News Channel and anchor of "Special Report with Bret Baier." 

VIDEO of the 23rd Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner

PHOTOS of the 23rd Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner

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.

How to Apply:

The application period for the 2016-17 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships has closed. For questions or information on applying for the 2016-17 Novak Fellowships program, please visit our FAQ page or contact Vanessa Henderson at vhenderson@TFAS.org. You can also view a sample application at www.TFAS.org/NovakFellowships/Apply

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