If you’ve been wondering whether your idea for a report may be better suited to an academic setting, or believe that journalism could benefit from a collaboration across sectors, a fellowship might be a great opportunity to consider.
Universities from the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere offer such fellowships to journalists, usually with at least five years of experience in the industry, who are keen to explore a particular topic more in-depth over a semester, or even a year.
This list from IJNet highlights eight opportunities, mostly fellowships but also an award for data journalism, that you could apply for right now, with deadlines coming up in January, February and March.
"These applications can be arduous and time-consuming tasks with many components to be completed. To make sure you don’t miss any crucial deadlines, it’s essential to start preparing ahead of time," the piece advises.