Above the Fray Fellowship: Details and Application NPR and the John Alexander Project collaborated to launch the Above the Fray Fellowship — a joint international reporting fellowship in memory of John Alexander.

Above the Fray Fellowship: Details and Application

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John Alexander snaps a photograph in Chongqing, China, during his reporting stint there in 2007.

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The Above the Fray Fellowship is an international reporting fellowship created in memory of John Alexander, an extraordinary young journalist who died of sudden heart failure while on assignment in Chongqing, China, in 2007. This Fellowship is a collaboration between NPR and the John Alexander Project.

The Above the Fray Fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported international stories. For the 2021 cycle, applicants will submit proposals for international stories, told domestically, on one of two themes: (1) global public health -or- (2) international migration.

Candidate Qualifications
The fellowship is targeted for journalists early in their careers. Those with at least five but no more than seven years of experience are eligible to apply.

Application Process
Applications are accepted between November 15 and February 15 at www.thejohnalexanderproject.org.

Full application details are available here. A completed application will include:

  • Resume
  • Pitch
  • Two (2) links to reporting clips
  • Three (3) essays/short answers
  • Two (2) professional references