From: SukendarDI@state.gov [mailto:SukendarDI@state.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 05:30
Subject: East-West Center is accepting applications for the Fall 2010 Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists
The Jefferson Fellowships program was launched in 1967 to enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region, broadly defined as Asia, the
Theme: The Road to Energy Security: Paved with Efficiencies, Renewable Technologies and Investment
Energy security is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, especially in light of its inextricable link to economic well-being and the environment. However, the uneven distribution of energy supplies among countries has led to significant vulnerabilities. Threats to energy security include the political instability of several energy producing countries, the manipulation of energy supplies, the competition over energy sources, attacks on supply infrastructure, as well as accidents and natural disasters. For these reasons, governments in nearly all the large consuming nations are now considering various domestic and foreign policy measures to increase energy efficiencies develop renewable technologies to scale and create a positive investment climate for industry.
Against this backdrop, the Fall 2010 Jefferson Fellowships program will look specifically at two of the largest users of energy, the
Program Dates: October 23 – November 13, 2010
Study Tour Destinations:
Who Can Apply: Working print, broadcast and online journalists in the
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Funding: The Jefferson Fellowships are supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation. The grant funds economy class, roundtrip airfare to and from
News organizations are also asked to assist their employees participate by cost-sharing whenever possible. An “Employer’s Statement of Support” is a required part of the application. While financial assistance from the employer is not required, employers are encouraged to provide support to their Jefferson Fellows as a demonstration of their commitment to the program.
Application deadline is Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Incomplete or late applicants will not be considered.
How To Apply
Applicants must submit the two-page
· A cover letter outlining your issues of interest, a brief description of your news organization, and what you expect to accomplish if an award is granted. Please suggest topics you propose to address in your paper and presentation at the
· A letter of recommendation on official letterhead from your supervisor describing your suitability for the Fellowship and the benefit the organization hopes to derive from your participation in the program.
· Names, address, phone/fax numbers and e-mail of three people who may be contacted by the Center as references. Two of these references should be individuals outside of your news organization.
· The “Employer’s Statement of Support” form completed by your employer.
Information and applications: For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/jefferson
Applications may be sent by post, fax or email as follows:
Fax: 1-808-944-7600 (ATTN:
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