Arthur F. Burns Fellowship


The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Each year, outstanding media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries as part of The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program. The program offers young journalists, age 40 and under, the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations.

U.S. applications were due on March 1, 2015.

Canadian applications were due on March 1, 2015. Canadian applicants should go to the Massey College website for more information and to submit their application.

German applications were due on February 1, 2015. German applicants should go to the IJP website for more information and to submit their application.

Our Stories

  • Jun 52015

    Twenty-two outstanding reporters selected for 2015 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

    Washington, DC – Twelve German journalists, eight reporters from the U.S. and two media professionals from Canada have been selected for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.

    The prestigious program, now in its 28th year, offers highly skilled journalists from both sides of the Atlantic the opportunity to travel and report from each other’s countries. Through this exchange, participants learn and share professional skills with one another, and gain experience working abroad as “foreign correspondents” for their home news organizations.

  • Apr 292013

    U.S.-German Exchange Cultivates the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents

    Twenty reporters from prestigious media outlets across the U.S. and Germany are the newest participants in an influential exchange program for young journalists, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.

    Many of this year’s U.S. participants come from leading radio stations across the country. Also represented are Washington news website Politico, VICE Media, and The Washington Times. Their German colleagues hail from top news organizations such as N24 TV, Die Zeit and Der Spiegel newspapers.

    The Fellows will come to Washington, D.C.

  • Mar 82011

    Burns Chairman Given Commander's Cross

    Frank Loy, chairman of the Arthur Burns Fellowships and former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, recently won the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award was presented by German President Christian Wulff on Nov. 2, 2010, at the German Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. The Order of Merit is awarded to Germans as well as foreigners for achievements in the political, economic, social or intellectual realm and for outstanding services to the nation in the field of social, charitable or philanthropic work.

  • Dec 102010

    Burns Alumnus Covers Stories from Across the Globe

    CNN correspondent Frederik Pleitgen (Burns 2005) covered breaking stories around the globe this year. Pleitgen conducted an interview with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi just days after she was released from house arrest.

  • Jun 32010

    Reporting From Iraq: The Toughest Assignment

    For the past six weeks, I have worked as the bureau photographer for The New York Times in Baghdad. This was my first visit to Iraq, and although I have worked in Afghanistan, Gaza and Yemen, I have found Iraq to be among the most difficult places to do my job. The fear is what makes working here difficult.