Fullbright US Student Program is inviting U.S. citizens for ‘National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship’ that offers fellows one academic year of travel and digital story telling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic. The fellowship program intends to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders.
Themes for academic year 2014-15 are – biodiversity, cities, climate change, cultures, energy, food, oceans, and water.
The fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, including effective blog writing, video production, and photography, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. Fellows will be paired with one or more National Geographic editors for continued training, editorial direction and mentoring throughout their Fulbright grant period. The fellowship covers travel, stipend, health and other related costs.
Eligibility Criteria –
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must apply for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Applicant can be from any field of study but must have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the Fulbright award.
Proposals must provide a detailed project overview within one or multiple approved themes, a description of methods of digital storytelling that will be used, and a detailed timeline that clearly describes activities.
Application must be accompanied with personal statement, foreign language skills, references, affiliation, transcripts, resume and publications, and supplementary materials.
For more information, please visit Fulbright – National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship page.