Founded by the East-West Center in 1967, the Jefferson Fellowships  promote better public understanding of the United States and Asia and Pacific through one week of dialogue with professional colleagues and experts at the East-West Center in Hawaii, followed by a two-week study tour to cities in Asia or the U.S. Open to mid- and senior-level print, broadcast, and online journalists from the U.S. and Asia Pacific. The East-West Center believes Asia-connected fellowships are becoming increasingly important for American journalists. The Jefferson Fellowships are supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation.
Dates: February 22-March 16, 2014
Theme: Challenges of Democratic Transition
Destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Jakarta and Banda Aceh, Indonesia; and Yangon and Naypyidaw, Myanmar
Deadline to apply is November 12, 2013.
About the Jefferson Fellowships: U.S. and Asia Pacific journalists participate in a three-week dialogue and travel program to deepen their knowledge of regional issues and build international networks.
Extra Opportunity: Jefferson Fellows will attend the East-West Center's 4th International Media Conference in Yangon. The theme of the three-day conference is "Challenges of a Free Press." Please see details below.
Who Can Apply: Working print, broadcast, and on-line journalists in the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Five years of experience preferred. English fluency required. Total 12-14 fellowships will be awarded: 4-5 for American journalists and 7-9 for journalists from Asia and the Pacific.
Airfare, lodging, modest per diem and most other program expenses are provided through a grant from The Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont. Additional funding is provided by the Mary Morgan Hewett Fund in Honolulu, which will sponsor a female journalist per the fund’s mission to support women in journalism in Asia Pacific and the US. Participants are responsible for a $650 program fee and all applicable visa fees and visa-related expenses. Additional funding is provided by the US Embassy Islamabad for 2 Pakistani journalists. See website for details. 
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia Pacific region through cooperative research, education and professional development programs.