There is a great deal of
opportunity for individual initiative in this fellowship program, but there are
several minimum expectations to which participants are asked to adhere. If you
wish to be considered for this program, please read and acknowledge the agreement
If selected to be an
Arthur F. Burns Fellow: I agree to foster and endorse the overall goals of the
program, which are to increase awareness and knowledge of Germany and to
promote closer and lasting personal contacts with my professional counterparts
I understand that this
is a professional training program in which work is required. If selected for
this fellowship, while I am affiliated with a German news organization selected
by the sponsors, I agree to work for approximately half of the time on news
coverage for my home news organization. Furthermore, I agree to work and
observe journalism practices in Germany for approximately half of the time at
the host news organization, serving in effect, as a temporary staff member.
I understand that,
although I may want to work in a particular region or city in Germany, my
preferences will be considered but not guaranteed. Hosts are selected based on
availability and compatibility with a fellow's professional interests. Hosts
for U.S. journalists are selected by IJP in Germany.
I agree to participate
in a group orientation in Washington, D.C., beginning on July 27, 2020, prior
to my departure for Germany.
I agree to provide, by
October 15, 2020, a written report to the Fellowship administrators about my
European experience and recommendations for future programs. Excerpts of these
reports may be published in the program's newsletter (or other publications)
which is sent to program alumni, sponsors, and friends.
I understand that the
program administrators will provide me with a stipend in the amount of $4,000
for basic living expenses in Germany and a $1,200 travel allowance or travel
voucher to cover my international and domestic program for the 9-week
Once in Germany, the
traditional fellowship starts with intensive, two-week-long language trainings
in fellows’ host cities. Expenses will be covered and details will be made
available after fellows have been selected.
Because the purpose of
the program is to enhance understanding between journalists in the United
States/Canada and Germany, all travel, personal and professional, undertaken
during the fellowship time frame is restricted to Germany unless approval has
been granted in advance by program administrators. Fellows may prolong their
stay overseas at their own cost.
journalists: The fellowship does not guarantee the availability of technical
crews and equipment; fellows are encouraged to make private arrangements
I agree to state my
qualifications accurately in the application process, particularly in regard to
proficiency in the German language.
I HAVE READ AND AGREED
TO ADHERE TO THE ABOVE GUIDELINES IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE ARTHUR F. BURNS