The Immigration Journalism Fellowship

The Immigration Journalism Fellowship equips journalists with funds to produce immigration and integration reporting of the highest quality, over a period of four to six months.

The Immigration Journalism Fellowship

The Fellowship aims to provide journalists of all nationalities and working in all forms of media (web, print, documentary, photography, etc.) with the financial means to produce independent, responsible and challenging work on migration and integration.


The French-American Foundation seeks meaningful, visionary stories on under-reported topics with a strong social justice component and with the potential to advance public debate on the issue. The Foundation particularly seeks both creative content and format, and all types of stories will be considered (local, global, cultural, economic, etc.). All stories are expected to comply with journalism ethics of fairness and responsibility.

The last deadline for application submissions was in September 2017.


The Immigration Journalism Fellowship is open to experienced journalists of any nationality and with an interest in questions of immigration and integration. The French-American Foundation and its international jury are looking for journalists with a minimum of three years of professional journalism experience, with outstanding achievements in the field and the ability to work in English or French (the final work must be published in either language).

When applying, candidates must have already secured a commitment from a European or U.S. media outlet to publish the work produced. Journalists can apply individually, but teams of up to three journalists can also apply for a single fellowship and share the funds toward completing their project. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.

For more information about this initiative, contact Nathalie Bastin at [email protected]


2017 Class of Fellows