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Fully-funded O'Brien Fellowship at Marquette University

Fully-funded O’Brien Fellowship at Marquette University

Fully Funded
Country: USA
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The Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin invites applicants to apply for a fully-funded O’Brien Fellowship 2020 in Public Service Journalism program. Generally, O’Brien fellows will leave after an academic year with a world-class project on a topic of state, regional, national or international interest.


The appointee of O’Brien Fellowship 2020 in Public Service Journalism program will have the following roles

  • Work and travel from a home base in the O’Brien suite in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fellows live in Milwaukee.
  • Furthermore, the fellow will mentor and team with top Marquette journalism students in the pursuit of an investigative or explanatory journalism project.

Financial aid

The O’Brien Fellowship at Marquette University is a fully-funded position. The fellow will be eligible for the stipend up to $65,000 for nine months.

  • A residency allowance based on family requirements for fellows moving to the Milwaukee metropolitan area for the duration of the fellowship: up to $4,000 for a single, married or partnered fellow, up to $6,000 for a fellow with one child, up to $7,000 for a fellow with two children, up to $8,000 for a fellow with three or more children. Fellows submit rent receipts from the rental property owner.
  • Similarly, a moving allowance based on family size and distance. The allowance, covering the move to and from Milwaukee, ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 in total. (Fellows from the Milwaukee metropolitan area are not eligible for a moving allowance.)
  • A travel and research allowance up to $8,000. Moreover, this covers project-related travel as well as technology, data and document costs, and equipment needs.
  • Also, employee benefits continue to be paid by the fellow’s employer, where applicable. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.
  • Furthermore, fellows and their spouses are eligible during the fellowship for tuition remission. It might be up to seven credits for courses offered by Marquette University.


Candidates must have the following features to qualify for this Fully-funded O’Brien Fellowship position at Marquette University

  • Applicants should have at least five years of professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer.
  • Applicants may be connected to print operations, radio, television, websites, podcasts, online publications, wire services, or magazines of general public interest. However, there are no academic prerequisites for this position.
  • Organizer welcomes applications from all interested candidates despite their nationalities.

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Marquette University is a private Jesuit research university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established by the Society of Jesus as Marquette College on August 28, 1881, it was founded by John Martin Henni, the first Bishop of Milwaukee. Marquette comprises 11 schools and colleges at its main Milwaukee campus, offering programs in the liberal arts, business, communications, education, engineering, law, and various health sciences disciplines. The university also administers classes in suburbs around the Milwaukee area and in Washington, DC.



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline10 January,2020
Open toAll students
OrganizerMarquette University
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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