2022/2023 German-Central Eastern European Bursary Program (€3,800 Stipend)

Last Updated on July 14, 2022

German-Central Eastern European Bursary Program

The program invites journalists interested in reporting in the field of climate and energy. The scholarships are funded by EUKI (European Climate Initiative).

The bursary offers this opportunity for up to ten journalists from Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania with a passion for climate and energy topics.

Journalists, who are granted the climate & energy bursary, will receive a deeper and more detailed insight into the field and get the opportunity to work and specialize topically and internationally alike. They are also welcome to pursue a transnational research on a common topic during their fellowship.

Program Details

The scholarship programme starts with a thematic introductory conference. Subsequently, the participating journalists will begin their stay at their respective journalistic host organizations. Journalists from Germany will stay at a host media in one of the other countries for the time of the scholarship while the journalists from those countries will spend their time in a media in Germany. These media are selected by the IJP in consideration of the interests, qualifications and wishes of the fellows.

While being embedded partly in the workflow of the host media, the scholars will work on their own journalistic projects and mainly report for media in their home country. During the six to eight weeks of the stay, the journalists will get to know the host country better, establish contacts to local journalists and deepen his or her knowledge about climate and energy issues. 

The programme concludes with a final meeting. The participants are asked to deliver a three-page report of their experiences. It should also include all contributions produced during their stay. After the exchange, IJP encourages the participants to stay in touch with each other through the alumni network through which they will have the chance to meet many of IJP’s former scholars in Germany and more than 40 other countries. 


  • Each fellow will receive a stipend of 3,800 Euro to help cover travel costs, accommodation and personal expenses during his or her stay. The participant must cover any additional costs. 


  • Open to any journalist from the Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, working for any print, radio, online or TV media (employed or freelancer).
  • Fluency in German or one of the other countries’ official languages is not expected, though helpful for successful application. At least workable knowledge of English is essential.


Applications should include:

  • CV, incl. photograph
  • letter of recommendation by an editor or supervisor, supporting the application
  • four written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked to send a comprehensive list of contributions).
  • scholars from Germany should select three media and countries they would like to stay and journalists from the other countries should come up with at least three possible host media in Germany they would be interested being located at.

Applications can be sent to:

IJP e.V.
Postfach 31 07 46
10637 Berlin


bomsdorf@ijp.org and theo@ijp.org 

Digital applications are preferred and kindly requested in one pdf document.

For more information, visit German-Central Eastern European Bursary.

Deadline: July 15, 2022

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