IRP Religion Reporting Fellowship – Online Application

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

Due to the volume of applications, we do not send application confirmations. After submitting this application, you will be returned to the IRP home page.

Please enter your information into the application form:

Name:  Mr.  Ms. 

Current Address:
Work Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Primary email:
Alternate email:
Date of Birth: Month:  Day:  Year: 
Place of Birth:
Only citizens of the United States, Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand or the United Kingdom may apply.
IRP Fellowship Country of Focus:
If you are a U.S. citizen, please note the country to which you would travel. For non-U.S. citizens, this will likely be your country of residence.
Current employer:
If freelancer, enter ‘freelance’)
Current job title:
If freelancer, enter ‘freelance’)
How long with current employer:
Previous positions
with current employer
(including dates):
Previous employers (begin with most recent):
1. Employer:
Positions held:
Period of employment:
2. Employer:
Positions held:
Period of employment:
Schools attended, years graduated, degrees earned:
Languages (list degree of proficiency — fair, good, fluent):
International travel
Please list countries visited, dates and purposes of visits.

U.S. applicants: If you have previously visited the country you are applying to, please note when and why.

Please list (and link to, as appropriate) the publications with which you are associated. Will your stories appear here or in other outlets?
Please list and link to your personal and professional social network platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and any others.
The 2014 IRP Religion Reporting Fellowships are intended to encourage international coverage of religious issues.

You may propose any stories that relate to religion, including its role as a source of tension or conflict, its relationship to politics, economics or access to health, housing or clean water, its impact on art and culture, religion and human rights, or other issues.

In 800 to 1,000 words, please describe the stories and angles you would like to pursue on these topics.


All applications must be accompanied by one letter of recommendation from either a supervisor, former supervisor or someone who knows the applicant’s work. The letters should address the candidate’s experience, potential and interest in pursuing international stories. All letters should be sent directly to the IRP at by the writer of the recommendation by June 30, 2014.

In addition, please provide a separate reference below.

Organization and title:
Contact phone:
Contact email:
How did you first hear about IRP’s international trips?
I agree to abide by the terms of the IRP program and to produce news stories that will appear on the IRP website and on the websites of IRP donors when appropriate. These stories will be treated as full collaborations by the IRP, the journalist, and the journalist’s news organization (where relevant). Any added elements to the story, such as stock photography, may also be used by the IRP. I agree to give credit to the IRP on all stories produced as a result of the fellowship and to treat the IRP as an equal partner in submitting these stories for journalism contests and awards.
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