The fellowships will each total $36,000, including round trip airfare, professional stipends, and rent while in Berkeley.
The initiative will also offer dedicated funding for both domestic U.S. and Africa travel for research and reporting work.
The selected fellows will join the School’s Visiting International Scholars Program and participate in a new journalism training initiative aimed at producing high quality coverage of agricultural development issues in Africa for dissemination in U.S., African, and international media.
Selected African fellows will enroll with other Visiting Scholars in background courses at Berkeley examining the global food crisis starting in late August, while also contributing their knowledge about Africa and journalism to their U.S. and international peers.
Applications must include a CV, three examples of work, and a one-page cover letter containing a statement of interest.
Deadline for applications: May 1,