Since 1999, 10 to 15 European Journalism Fellowships  are awarded annually to conduct research at the Journalisten-Kolleg of the Freie Universitaet Berlin (Free University of Berlin). Participants are given the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year at the Freie Universitaet, pursuing a major research project or an individual programme of study. At the same time, the programme enables participants to network with professional colleagues from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. The programme runs October - July annually. Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience, not currently residing in Berlin, are eligible to apply. The centre piece of the application is a proposal for a scientific-journalistic project to be pursued in Berlin. Certification of German language proficiency is required (e.g. Goethe Institut, DAAD). Superior Fellowships and Standard Fellowships are available, each with a monthly stipend. Web site is also available in English and Dutch. Deadline: Feb 28, 2016.