Go to Germany for ten months

Note: This blog post also ran in the Society of Professional Journalism’s “Journalism and the World” blog. Click here to see the original post.

Just starting out in your career? Looking for a way to go overseas?

The folks over at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars asked me to let everyone know about a Fulbright grant for young journalism professionals.

“The Fulbright Scholar Beginning Professional Journalism awards offer young American journalists at the beginning of their careers the opportunity to spend 10 months in Germany conducting research and working in German print or broadcast media. Applications are now being accepted for the five awards available in 2008-2009. Beginning professional journalists or recent graduates in journalism or related fields are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a level of German sufficient for research and work in German media. More information about this award can be found online at http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2008/award/Beg8256.htm.”

In my experience, there are never enough people applying for these things, so if you fit the criteria, you’ve got a good chance of going.

Signing off in Shanghai,