A Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists - Round Five - 2020

Applications due by Sunday, 2 February 2020 (U.S. Eastern Standard Time)

Please fill in all personal data exactly as it appears on your valid international passport. If you are chosen to participate in the program, we must reserve airline tickets for you with your name spelled exactly as it appears in your passport. 

Your international passport must be valid for at least six months after the end of the program, which is 30 June 2020. Therefore, your passport must be valid until 30 December 2020. If you plan to apply to the program and do not have a valid international passport, please obtain one as soon as possible. Please respond to all of the questions.

I. Personal Information

Do you use Facebook, VKontakte, or any other social networks? If so, please tell us how to find you.

II. Professional and Personal Goals

III. English Language Skills
Please tell us about your English proficiency.


Please remember that after we review your application, ICFJ may contact you by social media or telephone for a brief interview in English.

IV.  Essay
Please attach an essay (200 to 250 words maximum) explaining why you would like to participate in the program. Explain how it will be useful to you and your news organization or your community. 
V. Employment Experience
Please list your past employment experience starting with the most recent.

VI. International Experience

VII. Education

VIII. References
Please provide two references. Your references can be past or present employers, teachers or someone else who can speak about you and your qualifications for the program.
Reference 1

Reference 2

IX. Supporting Documents

X. Agreement to Program Conditions

I, the undersigned, understand and agree to the following conditions of the “Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists - Round Five":


1. If I am chosen to participate, I will be required to take part in a program in the United States from 9 June to 30 June 2020, which will include a two-week assignment at a U.S. media organization.


2. I fully understand and agree that it is a condition of this program that spouses or dependents cannot be included nor be accommodated in the program.


3. The program’s organizers (ICFJ) will pay all travel costs; housing; a per-day meal/living allowance; visa costs; and health insurance for the duration of the program in the United States. I will assume responsibility for all incidental expenses. (The program cannot cover salary or pay honorarium.)


4. If chosen, I am required to return to my home country after the program ends.


5. If I extend my stay in the United States before or beyond the program, I agree to pay the cost of all expenses (food, lodging, transportation, etc.), including the extension of my health insurance policy.


My participation in this program depends upon my ability to meet all requirements. I certify that all statements in my application are true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any participant who violates these rules will be expelled from the program.


Please type your name and today's date in the boxes below. This will serve as an electronic signature and is your written consent to the above conditions.