Jefferson Fellowships 2024 in Washington USA

Are you a journalism student passionate about global issues and eager to enhance your understanding of critical topics in the United States and Asia Pacific? The Jefferson Fellowships 2024 program offers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the complex security and economic environments of East Asia. This year’s theme, “Partnerships, Postures, and Perils: Assessing East Asia Security and Economic Environments,” promises an enriching experience for aspiring journalists.

Benefits of the Jefferson Fellowships

The program offers 10-14 full or partial scholarships. Full scholarships include:

  • Roundtrip airfare.
  • Lodging.
  • Program meals and a modest per diem.
  • Ground transportation and airport transfers.
  • Cultural activities and networking opportunities.
  • Interpretation services.
  • Comprehensive program of meetings and visits.


To apply, you must:

  • Be a working print, broadcast, or online journalist from the US or an eligible Asia Pacific country/territory.
  • Have at least 5 years of professional journalism experience.
  • Be proficient in English.

Eligible Countries & Territories:

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

Application Process

To apply for the Jefferson Fellowships, you need to submit the following:

  • Online Application Form here:
  • Letter of Interest: A maximum of 3 pages, double-spaced, detailing your news organization, job duties, relevant issues you want to explore, and the benefits you expect from the fellowship.
  • Résumé or CV: A maximum of 2 pages.
  • Employer’s Statement of Support: A letter from your supervisor/employer indicating support for your participation (not required for freelance journalists).
  • Two Professional References: Letters of recommendation from two professional references.

Application Deadline June 13, 2024.

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