The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative journalism ideas.
Special consideration for the 2015-16 Reynolds fellowships will be given to projects focused on mobile engagement and monetization.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Apply at http://rjionline.org/fellowship.
Successful collaborations are often in one of three categories but are not limited to:
• Transformation of an idea into a market-tested prototype.
• Development and deployment of a prototyped product or service into a substantial market test to prepare it for angel or venture investment or a full launch of the project.
• Scholarly research that leads to publication of new understandings about the practice of journalism.
There are three types of fellowships: residential, nonresidential and institutional.
Residential fellows spend eight months on the University of Missouri campus. Nonresidential fellows explore their ideas from their home or office, with an occasional visit to campus. The institutional fellowship allows an individual to remain at their post at a news organization or other institution.
Each fellowship includes a stipend.
• Residential fellows receive an $80,000 stipend and a $10,000 one-time housing or relocation allowance.
• Nonresidential fellows receive a $20,000 stipend, plus research and travel support.
• The institutional fellowship stipend – $20,000 – is paid to the company or institution and can be used for salary relief or for another purpose.