Professional Partnership Program for Journalists
|Deadline||July 20, 2020|
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan invites journalists to apply for the U.S - Pakistan Professional Partnership Program. This program involves journalists from both countries working together and building real professional relationships, as well as the opportunity to learn about media reporting in each other's countries. This program will provide approximately 110-140 participants from Pakistan the opportunity to study and take an active part in journalism as practiced in the U.S. Selected participants will spend up to 4 weeks at a U.S newsroom. The program is also knit throughout with events and opportunities to experience U.S life and showcasing its diversity.
|Grantees start studies||Rotating schedule, in form of small groups of 10-15 grantees over a period of 3 years|
- Currently working as a journalist
- Three to ten years of active experience in journalism with any media organization
- Applicants with a dual U.S./Pakistani nationality or those who have a parent, spouse, fiancÃ© or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State and their spouses
- Alumni of Fulbright, Humphrey, or any U.S. government-funded program
- People who have applied for immigration to the United States
How to apply
Complete application package, including academic transcripts and two letters of references must be submitted to USEFP. Applications will be uploaded on the website as soon as the program is announced.
What is included in the Journalist program?
The grant funds tuition, airfare, and living stipend.
I received the application for/printed out an application form from the website www.usefp.org. Now what do I do?
Before beginning to fill out the application form, it is imperative that you read the application form carefully as well as the general information pages and instructions that accompany it. The general information pages give an overview of the program and application review process. The instructions provide specific information about completing certain points of the application. Be sure to fully complete the application form. If a section does not apply to you, please write "Not Applicable".
Can I submit the application online?
Yes, but we also request that you send a hard copy of the application along with the supporting documents so that we receive it at USEFP by the deadline.
How will I know that my application was received?
The USEFP office will notify you of the receipt of your application by email. This may take some time as there are many applications to process.
How does the selection process work?
Selection process has four stages:
Round 1: All applications will be screened by USEFP staff for completeness and minimum qualifications.
Round 2: Complete applications that meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated according to a set of established criteria and short listed.
Round 3: In-person interviews of short-listed applications will take place in Islamabad between July - September. The interview panels are made up of both U.S. and Pakistani citizens.
Round 4: Final candidates and alternates will be selected in October. Applicants who have become finalists or alternates will be notified by phone. Those who do not get selected will be notified by e-mail.
Will I need to submit any additional documents if I become a finalist?
Yes, Finalist will be required to submit a medical history and examination form, scanned copy of valid passport and No objection certificate (NOC) from employer / government of Pakistan.
Can I defer my FLTA award to the following academic year?
No, generally you cannot defer. Exceptions are made on case-by-case basis where circumstances are genuinely difficult.
If I decline Journalist award, and reapply, will my application be given preference?
Although you are welcome to apply again, your application will not be given preferential treatment.
Can I take dependents?
No. This program does not allow dependents to join you during the program.