Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship

Individuals with a talent for and interest in storytelling are invited to apply for the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship! They will have all their expenses covered for the duration of one academic year. This year’s focus areas are oceans, land, human ingenuity, and more. The deadline is on 12th October 2021.

The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship provides opportunities for selected grantees to participate in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme.

This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

For the 2022-2023 competition, the National Geographic Society’s focus areas are oceans, land, wildlife, human history & cultures, and human ingenuity.

Storytellers may use a variety of storytelling tools—including, but not limited to writing, photography, video, audio/podcasts, maps, or graphic illustrations to share their stories.

Storytellers will receive standard Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.) and materials and reporting special allowance. National Geographic also provides editorial mentorship for fellows during their Fulbright grant period.

The deadline is on 12th October 2021.


Main Criteria

In addition to the application, please provide a storytelling proposal, a portfolio, and a narrative. Candidates from all fields are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the Fulbright award.

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