Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists


The Bringing Home the World Fellowship sends U.S. minority journalists overseas to cover stories that resonate with their local communities. We aim to support diverse new voices and fresh perspectives on underreported global issues, and advance minority journalists’ careers. Applications are now open! Scroll below to learn more and apply by March 25, 2018.

The program is founded on the belief that if you change the storyteller you change the story.

Since the program began in 2011, fellows have produced hundreds of stories that have propelled their careers and enriched their audiences.

About the Fellowship

The program provides support for fellows to report in-country for up to two weeks, including costs for travel, lodging, and interpreters.

ICFJ brings the selected fellows to Washington, D.C., for a comprehensive orientation that includes story workshopping, safety training, multimedia storytelling, and advice on how to work with fixers/interpreters. We offer a mentor with knowledge of the country to be visited, who can connect fellows with sources on the ground.

Fellows must complete their stories by a given date and publish or air them in U.S. media outlets as well as in ICFJ’s online compendium of fellowship stories. ICFJ also assists freelance fellows to place their stories in major news outlets.

Apply to the Fellowship

The fellowship is open to English-speaking minority journalists working at a U.S. news organization or as freelance journalists in the United States. However, stories are not required to be published in English only. Apply for the fellowship by March 25, 2018.

Tips for applying: Please consult a Q&A chat here with past fellows, as well as this article .

Key 2018 dates:

March 25: Application deadline

May 1: Selected journalists are notified

May 30-June 1: Orientation in Washington, D.C. (all fellows are required to attend)

Aug. 30: Last date to complete reporting trip

Oct. 1: Deadline to publish or broadcast stories

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