The International Reporting Project (IRP) at The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) awards grants several times a year for up to 12 new media journalists to travel as a group to an important but under-covered country in the news. Since 2000, visits have been organized to Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa, Lebanon/Syria, India, Egypt, Nigeria, Korea, Uganda, Turkey, Kenya, China, Liberia, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia. Trip participants have included editors, producers, new media journalists and other similar positions. Includes all costs of travel, meals and accommodations during the reporting trips.
IRP is accepting applications until June 14th from U.S. journalists for a media reporting trip to Kazakhstan,  a huge but little-known Asian country whose government has been active in global nuclear nonproliferation talks. The trip, which will take place on August 3-14, 2013, is a unique opportunity to visit a key country of 17 million persons bordering Russia and China.
The trip is open to editors and reporters from all U.S. organizations, as well as to U.S. freelancers with an interest in nuclear security and proliferation issues. All candidates must fill out an application form, which includes an essay describing their interest in participating in the trip.