Berlin Capital Program

Fulbright Germany

Rolling deadline
United States of America
Education, Skills Building and Training

The Berlin Capital Program invites early-career U.S. journalists and journalism students to Germany for a weeklong seminar that allows participants to take a closer look at the German media landscape and gain a deeper awareness of German and European society. It includes meetings, visits, discussions and workshops with German and expat members of the media, experts in various fields, government officials, and engaged citizens. The journalists will enhance their understanding of transatlantic issues, expand their professional perspectives and networks, and gain insights to better “translate” the news from one side of the Atlantic to the other.


  • The award covers round-trip transportation between the U.S. and Germany, and the program costs in Germany, including hotel accommodation (single rooms with breakfast), local transportation, excursions, several meals and health insurance during the seminar. Participants should budget approximately 150 euros for expenses which are not covered by this program, and may extend their stay at their own expense.
  • Upon program completion, participants may join the Fulbright alumnae:i network.

An eligible applicant must

  • hold U.S. American citizenship and a valid U.S. passport as prerequisites, and permanently reside in the U.S. Applicants with dual (German-American) citizenship are not eligible to apply.
  • be a U.S.-based professional journalist, currently working for U.S. media (as an employee or independent journalist) in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field,
  • or be a Master’s student (at the time of application) in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university,
  • or be a graduating senior (at the time of application) in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university.
  • demonstrate relevant background and professional interests.

Equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion, and educational equity are among the fundamental principles of Fulbright Germany. Applications are open to all individuals regardless of, but not limited to, gender, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, social status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Fulbright Germany especially encourages people from traditionally underrepresented student groups to apply for all of its scholarships, programs, and other activities.

Information about the forthcoming Berlin Capital Program will be available on this website in due time.

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19 April 2023