Featured Grant: Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship

The Fulbright U.S. Student program provides opportunities for students, recent graduates, and professionals to pursue research, study, teaching, and arts projects abroad. The National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship is a specialized Fulbright award. The next application cycle opens at the end of March 2017. Students who wish to apply must submit all of their applications by the UM campus deadline of August 17, 2017 to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships (PAF). Campus submission instructions can be found on the PAF website at www.miami.edu/awads under the Fulbright scholarship listing. 

More about the National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship from the website

The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Storytellers publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog.

The wide variety of new digital media tools and platforms has created an unprecedented opportunity for people from all disciplines and backgrounds to share observations and personal narratives with global audiences online. These storytelling tools are powerful resources as we seek to expand our knowledge of pressing global issues and build ties across cultures. 

In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), and materials and reporting special allowance, Storytellers will receive instruction in story-telling techniques, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. National Geographic will also provide editorial mentorship for Storytellers during their Fulbright grant period. Storytellers will provide material for the National Geographic website on a frequent and ongoing basis throughout their grant term.

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