Applications are now being accepted. Journalists with some years of media experience, proficient English, and an interest in deepening their knowledge and understanding of political economy are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for the program, the following items must be submitted through our online application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statements describing interest and goals for the program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three published news articles
    If the articles are not in English, a translation should be submitted along with the original articles. For TV or radio journalists, please include links to your video/audio files in a PDF or Word document along with English transcriptions.
  • (If applicable) Proof of English Proficiency
    Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency (waived if undergraduate or graduate degree was obtained in a college/university where English is the primary language of instruction or in an English-speaking country).
    Examples of proof of English proficiency include: Certificates or standardized test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, Cambridge, Duolingo, etc.); English equivalency diploma or certificate awarded by accredited national education institution; Work experience in an English-speaking office with letter from manager affirming language skills


Dates and Deadlines

Deadline: October 2, 11:59pm CT Chicago time

Applicants will be notified of final decisions in December.

The Spring 2023 program will run from approximately March 13 - June 3, 2023.



For questions about this application, please contact Rachel Piontek, associate director.