Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
Deadline for entries: June 22
(If you're looking for the Pulliam First Amendment Award, it can be found here)
The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship was established to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to have time away from daily responsibilities for study and research. The cash award allows Pulliam Editorial Fellows to:
Pursue independent study
Pursue other endeavors that enrich their knowledge of a public interest issue
The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship is a Sigma Delta Chi Foundation educational program of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Society first offered the fellowship in 1977. It is funded by a grant from Mrs. Eugene C. Pulliam honoring the memory of her husband, one of the original members of the Society, which was founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi. Eugene C. Pulliam was the publisher of The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis News, The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette.
What the fellowship provides
The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding editorial writer or columnist to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. The annual award can be used to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field. The fellowship results in editorials and other writings, including books.
To be eligible for a Pulliam fellowship, a candidate must:
Hold a position as a part-time or full-time editorial writer or columnist at a news publication located in the United States. Applications also are welcome from freelance opinion writers who devote a majority of their time, or derive a majority of their income, from that pursuit.
Have at least three years experience as an editorial writer or columnist.
Demonstrate outstanding writing and analytical abilities.
Secure assurances by the editor or publisher that the applicant will be allowed sufficient time to pursue the fellowship without jeopardizing employment. (Fellows do not have to leave their jobs.)
Demonstrate ability and intent to publish work within 18 months of selection. (If selected, work must be published within 18 months of receiving the fellowship).
All entries must be in English.
The selected applicant must provide a post-fellowship written report on how funds were used. Each Fellowship recipient will become a mentor to the following years recipient.
The Fellowship has no formal application form. Each applicant should submit the following materials:
A cover letter stating the purpose and nature of the proposed study, a time line for accomplishing the work, and a plan for how the stipend will be used. The cover letter should contain complete contact information for the applicant including mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.
The editors endorsement.
A one-page professional biography and summary of professional experience.
Five samples of editorials or columns.
Nominations should be submitted as one complete PDF document. If you have Word documents to submit, save them as PDFs. Use this PDF merge site to combine your files. On this site, you will choose each of your PDF documents and merge them together (all files must be PDFs in order merge them). Open the new merged PDF and save it in this format: Last Name_Pulliam Fellowship 2013. Finally, upload your merged PDF in the upload box to the right.
Selection and Presentation
A panel of judges will review materials submitted by all the applicants and select the Fellow. The Fellowship presentation will take place during the 2013 Association of Opinion Journalists Convention.
If selected, applicant should consult with their financial and/or tax adviser. Any tax implications associated with the Fellowship are the responsibility of the Fellowship recipient.
For more information contact SPJ Headquarters at 317/927-8000 or by e-mail: email@example.com