AnnouncementVaclav Havel Journalism Fellowships in Prague

Call for Applications to the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowships in Prague

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support aspiring journalists from countries lacking media freedom and independence to pursue their profession in support of pluralism. It is inspired by former Czech President Vaclav Havel’s belief in the transformational role of journalism in challenging tyranny.

Selected Fellows are placed with a language service at RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague, where they receive on-the-job training and mentoring while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals. The program will help position the selected Fellows as standard-bearers of their profession and leaders in their communities, on-line, on air, and in the world.

The term of the Fellowship is 1 November 2016 to 30 June 2017.


The Fellowship accepts applications from journalists in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian FederationEnglish language proficiency is required.


  • monthly stipend, housinginsurance and travel arrangements to and from Prague are provided;
  • Fellowships are for a term of eight months, including one month spent at the beginning and end of the program at a local RFE/RL bureau.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit together with the application form the following documents:

  • Personal data;
  • Personal statement;
  • Work samples;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • “Letter to Vaclav Havel”;
  • Copy of an English language certificate (optional).

Completed applications must be submitted in English to:

For more information, please visit the official webpage