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2011 Abe Fellowship for Journalists Competition -Deadline: Sept. 15

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The Abe Fellowship for Journalists (AFJ) encourages in-depth coverage of important issues affecting the United States and Japan through individual policy-related projects.


Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community on one of the following topics.

) Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches to Security and Diplomacy
Topic areas include transnational terrorism, internal ethnic and religious strife, infectious diseases, food safety, climate change, and non-proliferation, as well as the role of cultural initiatives in peace building.
2) Global and Regional Economic Issues
Topic ares include regional and bilateral trade agreements, international financial stability, globalization and the migration of its adverse consequences, sustainable urbanization, and environmental degradation.
3) Social and Cultural Issues
Topic areas include demographic change, immigration, the role of civil society and media as champions of the public interest, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, and revitalization of multicultural urban areas.

Research projects should be policy relevant, contemporary, and comparative or transnational.

The fellowship provides support for six weeks of fieldwork in Japan or the United States. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country. The maximum stipend is $25,600, which includes a preparation allowance, one roundtrip air ticket, per diem for overseas fieldwork, and support for interpretation or research assistance based on requests.

This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan. Nationals of other countries must be permanent residents of the United States or Japan, or have a serious long-term affiliation with the American or Japanese journalistic communities.

Applicants must have at least five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, or online news organizations. Freelancers are eligible.

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