How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following as one PDF document to The file’s title must include your last name.

  • Cover letter and résumé, including the names and numbers of two references and the start date your are applying for (June or December)
  • Two writing samples (links to online versions preferred)

Fellowships usually begin on June 1 and December 1, but take a look at our Fellowships page for details on availability. Applications are due no later than two months prior to the start date (April 1 and October 1). We aim to contact applicants with our decisions one month prior to the fellowship start date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

*Note: We have far fewer fellowship positions available in the DC and New York bureaus. If you prefer to work in New York or DC but would be amenable to moving, we advise that you apply to San Francisco as well and state your preference in your cover letter.

No phone calls, please.

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