Let’s start by saying this is not your usual application process. The collaborative component of the JournalismAI Fellowship Programme starts already here. Here’s how it works:
Fill in this form to express your interest in participating in the programme. It’s a short application form, but note that you already have to fill it in with the colleague you plan to pair up with for the Fellowship. (One joint submission, not two.)
Apply as soon as possible because applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the more time you will have for the match-making process (more on this soon), which will directly impact your chances of getting selected.
In the form, you will be asked to share an idea for a project you’d like to work on during the programme. This is at the core of the match-making process, as you will have to find another pair of candidates with similar goals to team up with, and jointly submit your final Fellowship application by Wednesday, 17 May, at 11:59 PM GMT.
(The link to submit final applications will be provided to candidates who pass the initial screening.)
Keep in mind that each pair of candidates will pitch a project idea. To form a team, you have three options:
- Find another pair of candidates with a similar project idea and merge them together in your final application;
- Find another pair of candidates that like your project idea enough to discard theirs and agree to join you;
- Browse other candidates’ project ideas and find one that you like enough to discard your own idea and join them.
If you pass the first screening through the initial application, you will be added to a Slack channel where you can meet other candidates and find who to partner with. Your initial application, including your project idea, will be visible to all other candidates – and you will be able to browse through everyone else’s submission.
The five best project ideas submitted by 17 May will be selected by the JournalismAI team to take part in the Fellowship Programme.