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DEADLINE: O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
Backed by the resources of Marquette University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, O'Brien Fellows spend nine months researching, reporting and writing the stories they care most deeply about — stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives. The fully funded O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism allows newsroom professionals to do the best work of their careers on issues of vital importance while they also mentor the next generation of journalists.
The fellowship encourages journalists to take up residence at Marquette University, but due to COVID-19 is open to remote or partial-residency applications this year. Fellows travel domestically or overseas for their reporting. Fellows receive $70,000 for salary and access funds for travel, research and housing. Each works with a team of Marquette journalism students on their project.
After the fellowship, O’Brien sends a university-funded summer intern to each fellow’s news organization.
The application period for the 2021-22 academic-year O'Brien fellowships opens Dec. 1, 2020 and closes Jan. 23, 2021.