The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This 2015 online application deadline is September 28, 2015.

The Fellowship program will be held January, 18-23, 2016 at Columbia University in New York City. –


The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship is a unique seminar program for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence or traumatic events — on street crime and family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and genocide — is a great challenge. Since 1999 the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has offered the Ochberg Fellowships each year to outstanding journalists interested in exploring these critical issues.

The Ochberg Fellowship covers roundtrip travel to and accommodations in New York City, meals and other expenses directly related to participation. The program does not cover costs related to travel visas, health insurance or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.


The Ochberg Fellowships are open to outstanding senior and mid-career journalists (with at least five years experience) working across all media.

Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with no fewer than five years’ full-time journalism experience. Approximately half of the Fellows will be based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.

All fellowship seminars are conducted in English. Fellows must be fluent in spoken English to participate in the program.

Click Here to read more about the Fellowship. Thereafter, you can follow This Link to apply for the Fellowship.