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2023–24 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship

The Council on Foreign Relations, New York City

Work at The Council on Foreign Relations

Salary: The program awards a stipend of $100,000 as well as a modest travel budget. Fellows are independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

Salary min: $100,000

Salary max: $100,000

Duration: Contract


Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Seeks 2023–24 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship Applicants

Launched in 1949, the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship seeks to promote the quality of responsible and discerning journalism that Edward R. Murrow exemplified. The fellowship offers a distinguished foreign correspondent or editor the opportunity to spend ten months in CFR’s New York office conducting sustained analysis and writing. CFR awards one fellowship annually, beginning in September. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens and possess a strong record of professional achievement.

Recent Fellows (affiliations at the time of award):

Amy Maxmen, Senior Reporter, Nature

Célestine Bohlen, Contributing Writer, Contributor, New York Times; Adjunct Professor, Paris Institute of Political Studies

Matthieu Aikins, Contributing Writer, the New York Times Magazine; Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

Anne Barnard, Beirut Bureau Chief, New York Times

Janine di Giovanni, Middle East EditorNewsweek


Fellowship Award

The fellowship begins in September 2023 and runs for ten months. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 as well as a modest travel budget. Fellows are independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.


How to Apply

Program details, eligibility requirements, and the online application can be found at www.cfr.org/fellowships/edward-r-murrow-press-fellowship. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023. If you have questions about the fellowship, please email fellowships@cfr.org.

CFR has a long-standing commitment to making the foreign policy community in the United States more representative of American society as a whole and actively seeks fellowship candidates from diverse backgrounds.

About The Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.

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