Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship Competition Now Open
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society are
partnering to launch the inaugural Fulbright-National Geographic Digital
Storytelling Fellowship competition. This new component of the
Fulbright Program will offer up to five awards to U.S. citizens. Over a
nine month period, awardees will create multimedia stories on globally
significant social or environmental topics including biodiversity,
cities, climate change, cultures, energy, food, oceans, and water.
Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship provides a unique platform for
U.S. Fulbright awardees to build awareness of transnational challenges,
comparing and contrasting cross-border issues. Fellows will share
their stories through National Geographic’s platforms, using a variety
of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video,
audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media.
the U.S. Congress in 1946, the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright
Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange
program, designed to increase mutual understanding between people of the
United States and people of other countries. The Fulbright Program
annually supports more than 8,000 students, scholars, artists, and
professionals from the United States and more than 155 countries to
study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to
shared international challenges.
"Inspiring people to care about
the planet" since 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the
largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world,
promoting exploration and topics such as geography, natural science, and
conservation. Operating across a diverse set of media platforms,
National Geographic is a trusted leader in digital storytelling. With
complementary missions, the U.S. Department of State and National
Geographic are distinctively suited to deliver this unique Fulbright
Fellowship opportunity. This Fellowship advances the United States
efforts to tackle global challenges and brings new voices to National
Geographic as it expands in-depth coverage of pressing transnational
For more program information and to apply for the Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-nat-geo-fellowship.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) will coordinate recruitment and application review. Please contact Walter Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.