Thursday, November 22, 2018

Germany Fellowships for Indian Journalists at University of Tübingen

The University of Tübingen, officially the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, is a German public research university located in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg. It is one of Germany's most famous and oldest universities,[citation needed] noted in medicine, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Being a German Excellence University, Tübingen is regularly ranked as one of the best universities in Germany and is especially known as a centre for the study of medicine, law, and theology and religion. The university's noted alumni include numerous presidents, ministers, EU Commissioners and judges of the Federal Constitutional Court.
The university is associated with eleven Nobel laureates, especially in the fields of medicine and chemistry. The University played a leading role in efforts to legitimize the policies of the Third Reich as "scientific". Even before the victory of the Nazi Party in the general election in March 1933, there were hardly any Jewish faculty and a few Jewish students. Physicist Hans Bethe was dismissed on 20 April 1933 because of "non-Aryan" origin. Religion professor Traugott Konstantin Oesterreich and the mathematician Erich Kamke were forced to take early retirement, probably in both cases the "non-Aryan" origin of their wives. At least 1158 people were sterilized at the University Hospital.

For Indian applicants:
  • Several years of professional experience as a journalist (TV, radio, print, online)
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English. German language skills would be an advantage. 
For German applicants:
  • Several years of professional experience as a journalist (TV, radio, print, online)
  •  Very good knowledge of spoken and written English.

Required Documents: 
  • A CV with a current photo
  • A letter of motivation (one A4 page)
  • One detailed investigation/reporting plan (topic, interview partners, schedule etc.) for one of the journalistic projects you would like to realize during your stay (one A4 page). You also need to suggest two further plans that you would like to work on while you are here. Please refer to the FAQ for further explanation. 
  • Three work samples (Text! If you are a radio or TV journalist, please submit short descriptions or reviews of your productions)
  • Complete online application form on link down below.

  • The fellowship covers an allowance of 1600 Euros per month and all travel expenses associated with the program. 
  • The program in a nutshell: Eight Indian fellows complete a twelve-week stay in Germany. The stay includes a customised academic media and area studies course at the Center for Media Competence at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, an extensive cultural program, a field trip in Germany and a newsroom stint with an editorial department of a leading German media outlet. 

How To Apply:
Please apply through This Link

November 30, 2018