Are you an early-career journalist or researcher who cares about justice and democracy in the South?

The Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, is now accepting applications for the Julian Bond Fellowship program.

The Julian Bond Fellowship, named in honor of the civil rights legend and founder of the Institute, aims to promote new voices in Southern media and support public interest journalists and researchers in the South.

Now entering its fourth year, the Fellowship is a nine-month, full-time position. Fellows will be paid as an independent contractor with a stipend of $5,000 a month, which is subject to federal and state taxes, an will be provided additional resources for office, professional development, and research expenses. Fellows will also be provided two weeks of paid time off in addition to paid federal holidays, and will have the option to join the Institute's employer-paid health and dental insurance plans.

While the Institute will entertain applications from prospective fellows who seek to conduct their fellowship remotely, preference will be given to applicants who plan to be based at the Institute's offices in Durham, North Carolina.

The Fellowship is aimed at early-career journalists and researchers interested in helping change the public debate about issues of justice and democracy in the South. Journalists and researchers of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are others who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying the media and research landscape in the South. Candidates must have at least two to three years of experience writing and/or producing research reports for a public audience, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting justice, equality, and democracy.

The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at 5 p.m. Visit here for more information or to submit an application. Questions? Email us at julianbondfellowship@southernstudies.org. No phone calls, please.