Why are we running this project?
We support bi-annually international teams of journalists cooperating on a cross-border research project in Europe. Field reporting and foreign journalism have been hit by shrinking news budgets in many media companies. Especially freelancers find it increasingly difficult to raise the funds needed for in-depth research abroad. Whether print or Web 3.0, TV, audio or cross-media, whether classical formats or new styles: What we want is first-class research, international collaboration and inspiring journalism from reporters passionate to look up close and tell stories that would otherwise remain untold. "Reporters in the Field" research grants foster learning and international dialog.
What are our goals?
Our program promotes original cross-border journalism by supporting international collaboration between journalists and research projects that offer real insights as well as new perspectives and original approaches to reporting in the field.
How does the project work?
After being selected by an independent jury of experts participating teams are awarded grants of up to 8.000 € to cover travel costs as well as communication and other expenses incurred as part of their research. Your team must be based in at least two European countries. Stories should be prepared for publication by a media of your choice. We invite you to present and discuss your projects – as well as other issues concerning international news and current affairs - with distinguished colleagues at a research workshops in Berlin. After completing the program, you are welcome to join the alumni network of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Please note that the program and the workshops are run in English, and you need an advanced level of spoken and written English to participate. Whilst we expect the completed projects to be produced in the language of your chosen media, you will be required to submit English abstracts and translations for the workshops and the program in general.