Fulbright Scholarships – Grants for Professional Journalists


Deadline: NOON on MARCH 1

The Fulbright Journalism Scholarship is meant to foster mutual understanding between the United States and Belgium via journalists, who the Commission believes to be critical supporters of a democratic society. Preference is given to mid-career journalists engaged in print or broadcast journalism who wish to study for a period of three to nine months at an accredited U.S. university. Candidates who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in Journalism will also be considered.


The grant of $15,000 – $30,000 is intended to cover part of tuition and fees, books and academic supplies and room and board. J-1 visa sponsorship and sickness & accident insurance are provided by the Commission for Educational Exchange. Benefits also include a location-conditional discount on a Brussels Airlines ticket.


Candidates must:

  • Be citizens of Belgium
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Have ambassadorial qualities
  • Have at least 2 years of professional experience in Journalism
  • Demonstrate a proven level of academic and/or professional excellence


All candidates must also be proficient in English and secure admission to a specific study program and/or research project at an accredited U.S. institution.


Please submit a preliminary application to see if you are eligible to apply for this award, and refer to the application schedule below.



For those deadlines that fall on a weekend, please use the previous Friday at NOON (12pm) as the deadline to submit all applications and supporting materials online:

November 1, 2013: Competition opens, applications available
February 1, 2014: Deadline to submit the online preliminary application form consisting of biographical data (roughly 2 pages). (Note: the preliminary application will become available 3-months prior to deadline)
March 1, 2014: Final online application deadline at NOON (12pm), consisting of a 15 page application form with CV, three recommendation letters, transcripts, etc)
Mid-March, 2014: 10 minute interview in English at the Commission for Educational Exchange in Brussels
Late-March 2014: Applicants notified by e-mail
Mid-June 2014: Pre-departure meeting at the U.S. Embassy and reception with the U.S. Ambassador
August 2014-March 2015: Departures to the U.S.




Linda Thompson, MA in Journalism at Columbia University, New York




American University
Washington, DC
Program in Journalism and Public Affairs
Boston University
Boston, MA
Department of Journalism


Columbia University
New York, NY
Graduate School of Journalism


CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY
Graduate Program


Emerson College
Boston, MA
Department of Journalism


Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
Department of Journalism


New York University
New York, NY
Department of Journalism


Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Medill school of Journalsim


Ohio University
Athens, OH
Scripps School of Journalism


Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication


Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Department of Broadcast Journalism


Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Program in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism


University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, IL
College of Media


University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
Phillip Merrill College of Journalism


University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
School of Communication


University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
Missouri School of Journalism


University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
School of Journalism and Mass Communication


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Program in Broadcast Journalism


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Program in Print Journalism


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Program in Specialized Journalism