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DPIJI Fellowship Application
Open to journalists ages 22–38

Each cycle, Moment—with the help of an advisory board of journalists—selects one DPIJI Fellow, who receives $5,000 ($2,500 upfront and $2,500 upon publication) to produce a story. Fellows work closely with Moment editors and selected mentors to publish their completed project in Moment as well as partner media outlets.

The DPIJI Fellowship goes above and beyond other similar reporting grants in the partnership with experienced editors—my editing partners helped take my piece from routine to outstanding. The efforts the Moment staff made to publicize my story helped it get one of the biggest audiences of any story of my career, setting me up to get more great work.
— Eve Fairbanks, DPIJI Fellow

To apply, please provide the following:

  1. Name, date of birth and contact information.

  2. Resume.

  3. Three stories from a print or digital publication, including at least one long-form story.

  4. A brief description of the story you want to investigate and how familiar you are with the issue.

  5. A recommendation from a professor or editor about why you are the right person to report this story; and phone numbers and e-mails for three additional references.

  6. A detailed reporting plan that lists the 20 or so sources you intend to interview and a timeline for travel, if needed.

  7. Fellows are expected to begin work within three months of being accepted; final copy is due within six months. Preference is given to applicants familiar with the issues they propose to investigate. 


See examples of past stories here.

Moment places a high value on in-depth investigative reporting that provides the reader with a 360-degree view of the story and those are skills that we look for in a DPIJI Fellow.

Please email completed applications to dpiji@momentmag.com

Deadline for applications is March 30th 2020