Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowship

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University believes that a deep examination of faith and values is critical to address today’s global challenges, and that the open engagement of religious and cultural traditions with one another can promote peace. Each year, the Berkley Center selects one Georgetown student to receive the Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowship. Projects should investigate or illuminate the religious dimension of an international issue, bringing to light what is often overlooked, untold, or misunderstood.

Pulitzer Center staff members provide editorial support to fellows. The Pulitzer Center also pairs the fellow with a professional journalist who has been a Pulitzer Center grantee. Additionally, the Pulitzer Center hosts an annual fellows’ weekend in Washington, DC. Up to $3,000 is available for field reporting each summer.


  • Be a full time Georgetown undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application
  • Committed to examining the religious component(s) of your chosen issue
  • Willing to share your reporting with other Georgetown students

Application Process

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST, February 15, 2024

Mid-March: Fellowship Winner Announced

A strong proposal includes:

  • Which medium the applicant thinks will tell the story best
  • Who or what kinds of people the applicant plans to talk to, how they will make the material accessible to lay audiences
  • How the project matches the Pulitzer Center’s goal of focusing on under-reported systemic issues of global importance
  • How the project meets the Berkley Center’s additional goal of focusing specifically on untold religious aspects of said issue

You can find the application here: 2024 Pulitzer Reporting Fellowship Application

For any questions, please contact Siobhan Cooney at Siobhan.Cooney@georgetown.edu

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