Lipman Center opens application for civil rights fellowship

The Columbia Journalism School’s Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights will award a senior and junior fellowship in 2018. The senior fellowship is designated for applicants with ten or more years of journalism experience. The junior fellowship is designated for applicants who are new to the field of journalism or have fewer than five years of full-time journalism experience. The fellowship is a one-semester program. Each fellow receives $10,000 and works under the guidance of author and historian, Jelani Cobb, director of the center and staff writer for The New Yorker.

The fellowship is non-residential but the fellows have access to the resources of the journalism school. Fellows are expected to give a public presentation at the school about their work, and upon mutual agreement, may also lecture, mentor and advise students.

Fellowship Application Guidelines:

  • A resume
  • A short (800 word) description of the proposed project
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Applications for 2019 will open from February 1 to March 30
  • Research list of sourcing and data HERE

You may email your application in Word or PDF form to

You may also mail your application to the following address:

The Ira A. Lipman Fellowship
Columbia University School of Journalism
Pulitzer Hall
2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

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