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Here’s what past fellows have said about this opportunity:

My being awarded an Alicia Patterson Fellowship not only ignited my book writing career, but propelled me to become a better researcher and journalist. It was a profound moment in my life, allowing me to examine a big and important story beyond the newsroom.<br />
     -- Wil Haygood (APF ’88)

"My being awarded an Alicia Patterson Fellowship not only ignited my book writing career, but propelled me to become a better researcher and journalist. It was a profound moment in my life, allowing me to examine a big and important story beyond the newsroom.

-- Wil Haygood (APF ’88)




I was able to undertake the most ambitious journalistic project I have ever done, how China is changing Africa. I was able to get a nuanced, in-depth perspective from four countries—Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.” I would urge any journalists, especially journalists of color, to apply.”<br />
    --Ismail Einashe (APF ’19)

"I was able to undertake the most ambitious journalistic project I have ever done, how China is changing Africa. I was able to get a nuanced, in-depth perspective from four countries—Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.” I would urge any journalists, especially journalists of color, to apply.”

--Ismail Einashe (APF ’19)




“The fellowship was vital to my own professional development as a journalist. It gave me the opportunity to delve deeply into a subject area and it also gave me the time to work on stories that turned into deeper, longform investigations.”

--Erika Hayasaki (APF ’18)










Applications are now open for independent writing projects funded by the Alicia Patterson Foundation. The fellowships, either 12 month ($40,000) or 6 months ($20,000), allow you to do independent research and writing on a topic of your choosing. At least one fellowship is aimed at science and environmental coverage.

Apply on-line at: https://aliciapatterson.awardsplatform.com/
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2022
Open to: Print journalists, photojournalists, editors