Applications are now open for Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship 2022!
The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship aims to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to have time away from daily responsibilities for study and research. The cash award allows Pulliam Editorial Fellows to:
- Take courses
- Pursue independent study
- Pursue other endeavors that enrich their knowledge of a public interest issue
The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding editorial writer or columnist to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world.
The annual award can be used to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field. The fellowship results in editorials and other writings, including books.
To be eligible for a Pulliam Fellowship, a candidate must:
- Hold a position as a part-time or full-time editorial writer or columnist at a news publication located in the United States.
- However, applications also are welcome from freelance opinion writers who devote a majority of their time, or derive a majority of their income, from that pursuit.
- Have at least three years of experience as an editorial writer or columnist.
- Also, demonstrate outstanding writing and analytical abilities.
- Secure assurances by the editor or publisher that the applicant will be allowed sufficient time to pursue the fellowship without jeopardizing employment.
- Demonstrate ability as well as intent to publish work within 18 months of selection.
- In addition, all entries must be in English.
The successful applicant must provide a post-fellowship written report on how they will use the funds. Each Fellowship recipient will become a mentor to the following year’s recipient.
A panel of judges will review materials from all the applicants and select the Fellow.
If selected, applicants should consult with their financial and/or tax adviser. Also, note that any tax implications associated with the Fellowship are the responsibility of the Fellowship recipient.
The Fellowship has no formal application form. Each applicant should submit the following materials:
- A cover letter stating the following:
- the purpose and nature of the proposed study
- a timeline for accomplishing the work
- also, plan for how the stipend will be used.
- complete contact information for the applicant including mailing address, telephone number as well as e-mail address.
- In addition, The editor’s endorsement.
- A one-page professional biography and summary of professional experience.
- Moreover, five samples of editorials or columns.