Deadline: 9 October 2023
The fellowship enables journalists to:
- interact with Stanford researchers, scholars, and students;
- develop or work on a project of their own design;
- and spur new coverage and understanding of the American West.
- They offer a single media fellowship with a $5,000 stipend for three months’ work.
- Half of the grant is dispensed when the fellow is selected and the other half upon publication of the story. The award will fund a journalist illuminating crucial issues about the region.
- They are particularly interested in supporting projects that:
- intersect with ongoing research at Stanford and the Bill Lane Center;
- address significant challenges facing the American West;
- or explore promising new possibilities for journalism and the media in the region.
- The work should examine a crucial aspect of the West, its land, its people, its history, and the impact of the forces that power its economies.
- The applicant should have ties to a news organization which will guarantee serious consideration of publishing the work; the Bill Lane Center is not responsible for securing publication.
- Publication should happen within six months of the award, or by May 15, 2024.
- The work itself could be one or could be any combination of the following: print or online articles, photography or photo essays, informational graphics, podcasts, video journalism, documentary films, fact-based graphic novels or graphic documentaries.
For more information, visit Bill Lane Center for the American West.