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Next round: Fellowships for Data Journalism

von Jonathan Sachse


The application phase for fellowships during the second half of 2015 is entering the final stage.

CORRECTIV and the Rudolf Augstein Foundation have agreed on a strategic cooperation to further education in data journalism. The first fellowships started in January. Until March 15th you can apply for the second fellowship round.

The joint goal: „We want to strengthen data-driven investigative journalism in Germany“, says Stephanie Reuter, director of the Rudolf Augstein Foundation.

As part of the „Rudolf-Augstein-Fellowship for Data Journalism at CORRECTIV“, at least ten journalists will receive the opportunity to realize a data-driven research project. The fellows will work at the CORRECTIV offices and have access to the entire resources of our newsroom.

In this way, we hope to pass on our knowledge to others. We believe that there are many regional projects that can be realized with the help of data-driven research, bringing great use to those affected locally and elsewhere.

The fellowship is targeted towards fully employed as well as freelance journalists from local and regional media outlets. Fellows will become temporary members of the CORRECTIV newsroom for up to two months. They will receive help with data collection, administration and visualization for their own projects. Their stories will be published in cooperation with our newsroom.

Half of the fellowships will be awarded to women. International applicants are welcome.

The next fellowships will begin during the second half of 2015. Applications can be sent to: fellow (at)

Please include the following in your application:

  • CV
  • Short description of the idea you want to realize. Your project must be data-driven.
  • Research plan and timetable as well as the desired date of entry

All fellowships will be individually tailored to the needs of the applicant so that the project can be optimally realized. We will negotiate an individual salary with each fellow. We will also provide financial means for research.

Contact for inquires:

CORRECTIV: David Schraven (+49 172 563 26 99 /

Rudolf Augstein Foundation: Stephanie Reuter (+49 40 554 40 333 /