Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

The Fulbright US Student program has a new grant program. The deadline for submission of an application is February 28, 2014 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Fulbright–National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship provides a unique platform for American Fulbright students to develop global narratives and discuss commonalities across borders around a common issue or theme. Trained, supported, and mentored by National Geographic Editors during their grants in one or multiple countries, Fellows will use new media platforms to help build ties across cultures while enhancing mutual understanding. The digital content that they produce will be featured online in various places, including, most prominently, a blog hosted by National Geographic.
For the Fellowship’s inaugural year of 21014, applications will be accepted for the following themes: Biodiversity, Cities, Climate Change, Cultures, Energy, Food, Oceans, and Water.

Applicants apply directly to IIE through the embark electronic application system; there is no campus component to this competition.
Eligibility (see note on restriction below):
U.S. citizens of all ages and from all backgrounds are eligible to apply. Applicants may come from a broad range of fields. Candidates must have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the program but may not hold a Ph.D. at the time application. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated talent for storytelling (including but not limited to publications in print, online or multimedia platforms) and an academic or professional background relevant to their proposed project.
Note regarding eligibility restriction: Anyone who applied to the Fulbright US Student program in fall 2013 for the fall 2014-15 cycle or who is applying to the Fulbright-Clinton or Fulbright MtvU competitions is NOT eligible to apply.

Please read all of the information on the Fulbright website concerning the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, including the FAQs about the program. If you would like to meet with Erin Crawley to discuss your application, please email fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu to set up an appointment (there is no internal campus deadline, but I am available to discuss the application).