Arthur F. Burns Fellowship


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, 2017.

Canadian applications were due on March 1, 2017. Canadian applicants should go to the Massey College website for more information and to submit their application.

German applications were due on January 31, 2017. German applicants should go to the IJP website for more information and to submit their application.

Our Stories

  • Aug 162017

    Thirty Years of Transatlantic Dialogue

    Over the past 30 years, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship has made an extensive and lasting impact on both the participating journalists and transatlantic relations. By providing journalists the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and deepen their coverage, the Burns Fellowship helps strengthen the media and preserve the transatlantic bond. Read about the 30 years of the Burns Fellowship here.

  • Jul 272017

    German Reporting Exchange Program Hits a 30-Year Milestone

    CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen has crisscrossed the world covering breaking news for the network. Looking back, he credits the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, a reporting exchange program for German, U.S. and Canadian journalists, with launching his path.

    “The fellowship made my subsequent career," said Pleitgen, who was placed at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta as a Burns Fellow in 2005.