Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships in the U.S. for 2024-25

Fellowship in Journalism
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : April 5, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 229107
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study journalists
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for the 2024-25 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships for journalists. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists offers career journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania an opportunity to cover the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for approximately 10-12 weeks in New York City.

The fellowship aims to deepen journalists’ understanding of international affairs and the work of the U.N., fostering in-depth reporting on global issues.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: April 5, 2024 (11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Funding Type: Fully funded
  • Organizer: Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists
  • Eligible Countries: Nations of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Career journalists (both full-time and freelance), age 25-35
  • Focus Area: International affairs, United Nations activities
  • Host Country: United States (New York City)


Selected fellows will benefit from the fellowship program as follows:

  • Opportunity to cover the U.N. General Assembly in New York for 10-12 weeks
  • Deepen understanding of international affairs and the work of the U.N.
  • Guidance from Fund board members and U.N. journalists
  • Interaction with journalists worldwide
  • Access to New York media organizations and journalism institutions

Eligibility Criteria

It would help if you met these requirements to apply for the Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships:

  • Your age must be between 25-35 years
  • Be nationality from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, or Oceania
  • Employed by bona fide media organizations (print, television, radio, or web)
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a current valid passport
  • Freelance journalists must provide letters of acceptance from at least three publications.

Required Documents

Please prepare these application documents:

  • Completed online Application Form
  • Minimum of three work samples published after 2023
  • Letter of endorsement from the current editor or director of the employing news organization
  • A statement expressing the desire for the fellowship (not exceeding 500 words)
  • Copy of current passport


  • Completed online applications with required documentation must be submitted by the deadline.
  • Applications must be in English or include English translations where specified.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • The selection committee will typically announce the result after the application deadline.
  • Complete all required fields (marked by *)
  • Observe all instructions regarding maximum word counts and document upload requirements (PDF, Word, JPEG, or MP3 formats).
  • Periodically SAVE DRAFT while completing your Application.
  • When your Application is completed to your satisfaction, use the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page to make your final submission to the Fund.
  • Please note that no further changes will be possible once you submit your application.

How to Apply?

Complete the online application form by the deadline via the link below:


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For inquiries, contact fellowship2024@unjournalismfellowship.org or review the official website.


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