Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship


The Pulitzer Center awards fellowships to students at Campus Consortium partners to pursue independent reporting projects. Reporting Fellows cover a wide range of issues in countries around the world and in the United States. They benefit from Pulitzer Center mentorship, networking opportunities, and journalism resources. Most importantly, they become part of a vibrant community. Their articles, photo essays, video, audio, and interactives are featured on the Pulitzer Center website and in other news outlets.

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Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the virtual information session with representatives from the Pulitzer Center on Friday, February 18th from 12-1pm CST to learn more. Register for the info session>>


Graduate students and undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) in good standing from any department or program are eligible to apply.

Award Details

Awardees may receive up to $5000, depending upon their project. Final amounts are determined by the Pulitzer Center.

Application Details

Applicants should submit a 1-2 page project proposal, C.V./resume, and 2-3 examples of previous work. These can be either text-based or audio-visual pieces. If the former, please include in your pdf submission; if the latter, please post online and include the URL on your resume/C.V. All documents should be uploaded to the application website as a single PDF. The proposal should clearly outline the proposed reporting project and why it is important. The application also requires a timeline and budget for the proposed work. View application>>

Students should seek input and review from their advisors prior to submission. The student must list the name and email address of their advisor in their application, and the advisor must submit an approval form before the deadline.

Applications and advisor approval forms are due Thursday, March 10 at 11:59pm.

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Applications will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary faculty committee. Three finalists will be selected and their names will submitted to the Pulitzer Center. The Pulitzer Center will then select the award recipient from among these nominees.  Campus nominations will be shared with the Pulitzer Center on Mon, April 4. Final decisions will be returned shortly thereafter.

About the Advisor Approval Form

This brief online form replaces the need for a formal letter of recommendation and should take no more than 5  minutes to complete. The Advisor Approval form is designed to achieve three goals:

  • To encourage students to discuss their proposals with their advisors prior to submission;
  • To ensure that student proposals are evaluated on their own merit instead of on the merits of the accompanying recommendation letters; and
  • To reduce administrative burdens on our community.