Journalists interested in covering religion can submit project proposals for a reporting fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering Luce Overseas Religion Reporting fellowships for U.S. and international journalists. ICFJ is seeking project proposals for the second round of its two-year program.

The program is designed to improve U.S. and global reporting on social issues related to religion and educate the American public about the role and nature of religion in cultural, political and economic realms.

Applicants must submit a preliminary project proposal of no more than 800 words outlining a research, reporting or writing assignment to be undertaken within approximately a four-month period.

Since the goal of the program is to produce published or broadcast stories, applicants should explain their expectations for how and when their stories or commentaries will appear. Applicants should also explain how they plan to advance the story (in quality, number of readers/listeners/viewers, or impact).

ICFJ will cover the flight for participants? reporting, meals and a modest professional allowance. A mentor will be offered as they develop their story.

The deadline is Dec. 6.

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