Fully-funded storytelling fellowship to document stories on globally significant themes
Who: US citizens and permanent residents, Bachelor’s degree holders
Deadline: October 12, 2021
The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for selected grantees to participate in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme.
The National Geographic Society’s focus theme areas are: Oceans, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Cultures, and Human Ingenuity.
Storytellers may use a variety of storytelling tools—including, but not limited to writing, photography, video, audio/podcasts, maps, or graphic illustrations to share their stories.
Selected storytellers will receive standard Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.) and a materials and reporting special allowance.
In addition, storytellers receive instruction in storytelling techniques, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, public speaking, and other relevant training by National Geographic staff prior to their departure.
National Geographic also provide editorial mentorship for fellows during their Fulbright grant period.
In exchange, storytellers provide material for National Geographic Society’s Field Notes blog throughout their grant term and have the opportunity to pitch stories for other National Geographic platforms.
Applications will be accepted for Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowships in any country to which there is an active Fulbright Open Study/Research Award.
Candidates from all fields are encouraged to apply.